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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Corn starch

RTECS #

GM5090000

CAS #

9005-25-8; 53112-52-0; 75138-75-9

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

N/R

Molecular Formula

N/R

Synonyms

alpha-Starch
Amaizo W 13
Amylomaize VII
Amylum
Aquapel (polysaccharide)
ARGO brand corn starch
Arrowroot starch
Claro 5591
Clearjel
CPC 3005
CPC 6448
Farinex 100
Galactasol A
Genvis
HRW 13
Keestar
Maizena
Maranta
Melojel
Meluna
OK PRE-GEL
Penford Gum 380
Remyline Ac
RiceICE starch
Sorghum gum
Staramic 747
Starch
Starch (ACGIH:OSHA)
Starch, corn
Sta-RX 1500
Tapioca starch
Tapon
Trogum
W-13 Stabilizer
W-Gum

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
skin /human 300 µg/3D- intermittent mild85DKA8 -,127,1977

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 6600 mg/kgPCJOAU 15,139,1981

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 420 gm/kg/4W- continuousGastrointestinal: Hypermotility, diarrhea

Gastrointestinal: Other changes

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
AJPHAP 188,550,1957

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 10 mg/m3DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Not classifiable as a human carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWJOETD7 137,601,2011

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARDNUISANCE PARTICULATESDTLWS* 3,28,1972
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3 (inspirable dust), JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 10 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 3 mg/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3 (inhal. dust), OCT2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 4 mg/m3 (resp. dust), OCT2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO STARCH, respirable fraction-air10H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO STARCH, total dust-air10H time-weighted average 10 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X8553; Number of Industries 192; Total Number of Facilities 35235; Number of Occupations 150; Total Number of Employees Exposed 665042; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 227086
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M1816; Number of Industries 8; Total Number of Facilities 595; Number of Occupations 22; Total Number of Employees Exposed 8921
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M1860; Number of Industries 11; Total Number of Facilities 1585; Number of Occupations 16; Total Number of Employees Exposed 7587
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M3398; Number of Industries 3; Total Number of Facilities 372; Number of Occupations 6; Total Number of Employees Exposed 6520
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M4676; Number of Industries 5; Total Number of Facilities 256; Number of Occupations 10; Total Number of Employees Exposed 2019
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 69738; Number of Industries 167; Total Number of Facilities 29972; Number of Occupations 125; Total Number of Employees Exposed 348135

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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