Agent Name

Barium sulfite

CAS Number

7787-39-5

Formula

Ba.O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Barium sulphite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfites

Description

Odorless solid; Slightly soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to make paper; [Merck Index]

Comments

Gradually oxidized by air forming the sulfate; [Merck Index] See "Barium." See "SULFITES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba

MAK

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Ba

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