Arsenic (organic compounds, as As)
Synonyms & Trade Names
DOT ID & Guide
See: IDLH INDEX
OSHA PELTWA 0.5 mg/m3
Physical DescriptionAppearance and odor vary depending upon the specific organic arsenic compound.
Molecular WeightProperties vary depending upon the specific organic arsenic compound.
Incompatibilities & ReactivitiesVaries
Exposure Routesinhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
SymptomsIn Animals: irritation skin, possible dermatitis; resp distress; diarrhea; kidney damage; muscle tremor, convulsions; possible gastrointestinal tract, reproductive effects; possible liver damage
Target OrgansSkin, 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)
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
- Page last reviewed:April 11, 2016
- Page last updated:April 11, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division