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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Lithium hydride

RTECS #

OJ6300000

CAS #

7580-67-8

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

7.95

Molecular Formula

HLi

Synonyms

Hydrure de lithium (French)
Lithium hydride (ACGIH:OSHA)

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
skin /human 0.00001%VCVN1* -,29,1998

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/Dog Lowest published lethal concentration: 110 mg/m3/1HOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Cardiac: EKG changes not diagnostic of above
STGNBT -,150,1999
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 0.2 mg/m3VCVN1* -,28,1998
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 0.2 mg/m3Olfaction: Deviated nasal septum

Eye: Lacrimation

Skin: After topical application: Primary irritation
VCVN1* -,28,1998
inhalation/human lowest published toxic dose: 200 µg/m3Olfaction: Other olfaction effects

Eye: Other eye effects

Blood: Other changes
STGNBT -,150,1999
inhalation/rabbit Lowest published lethal concentration: 110 mg/m3/1HOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Cardiac: EKG changes not diagnostic of above
STGNBT -,150,1999
inhalation/rat Lowest published lethal concentration: 10 mg/m3/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: CoughAMIHAB 14,468,1956
intravenous/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 20 mg/kgSTGNBT -,150,1999
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 77500 µg/kgSTGNBT -,150,1999
subcutaneous/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 44600 µg/kgSTGNBT -,150,1999
subcutaneous/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 50 mg/kgSTGNBT -,150,1999

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/guinea pig lowest published toxic concentration: 5 mg/m3/4H- intermittentOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Eye: Other eye effects

Skin: After systemic exposure: Dermatitis, other
AMIHAB 14,468,1956
inhalation/mammal (species unspecified) lowest published toxic concentration: 2 mg/m3/30M/26W- intermittentCardiac: EKG changes not diagnostic of above

Liver: Liver function tests impaired

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
STGNBT -,150,1999
inhalation/mouse lowest published toxic concentration: 5 mg/m3/4H/1W- intermittentOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Skin: After systemic exposure: Dermatitis, other
AMIHAB 14,468,1956
inhalation/rabbit lowest published toxic concentration: 5 mg/m3/4H/1W- intermittentOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Eye: Other eye effects

Skin: After systemic exposure: Dermatitis, other
AMIHAB 14,468,1956
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 5 mg/m3/4H/1W- intermittentOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Skin: After systemic exposure: Dermatitis, other
AMIHAB 14,468,1956

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD-airtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3DTLVS* 3,147,1971
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRIAMAK-TMW 0.025 mg/m3, inhal, 2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, short term exposure limit 0.075 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 0.025 mg/m3, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 0,025 mg/m3, JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.025 mg/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.025 mg/m3, inhal, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 0.025 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-TURKEYtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3, OCT2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3CFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3CFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3CFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO LITHIUM HYDRIDE-air10H time-weighted average 0.025 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 43115; Number of Industries 1; Total Number of Facilities 11; Number of Occupations 1; Total Number of Employees Exposed 11

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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