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Arsenic (organic compounds, as As)

Synonyms & Trade Names
CAS No.
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
none
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.5 mg/m3
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5022
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Appearance and odor vary depending upon the specific organic arsenic compound.
Molecular Weight
Properties vary depending upon the specific organic arsenic compound.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Varies
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
In Animals: irritation skin, possible dermatitis; resp distress; diarrhea; kidney damage; muscle tremor, convulsions; possible gastrointestinal tract, reproductive effects; possible liver damage
Target Organs
Skin, respiratory system, kidneys, central nervous system, liver, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Recommendations regarding personal protective clothing vary depending upon the specific compound.
Eyes:Recommendations regarding eye protection vary depending upon the specific compound.
Wash skin:Recommendations regarding washing the skin vary depending upon the specific compound.
Remove:Recommendations regarding the removal of personal protective clothing that becomes wet or contaminated vary depending upon the specific compound.
Change:Recommendations regarding the daily changing of personal protective clothing vary depending upon the specific compound.
Provide:Recommendations regarding the need for eyewash or quick drench facilities vary depending upon the specific compound.
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION
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