Agent Name

Lead(II) sulfate

CAS Number

7446-14-2

Formula

H2-O4-S.Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Anglislite; Bleisulfat [German]; C.I. 77630; C.I. Pigment White 3; CI 77630; CI pigment white 3; Fast White; Freemans White Lead; HB 2000; Lead Bottoms; Lead monosulfate; Lead sulfate; Lead(II) Sulfate (1:1); Milk White; Mulhouse White; Natural anglesite; Pigment White 3; Sulfate de plomb [French]; Sulfuric acid, lead(2+) salt (1:1); TS 100 (sulfate); [ChemIDplus] UN1794 (Lead sulfate, with more than 3% free acid)

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White powder that is insoluble in water; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to stabilize clay soils, and to weight fabrics; Also used in galvanic batteries and rapidly drying varnishes; Has been used in lithography and with silver bromide in photography; [HSDB] Used in storage batteries and paint (pigment); [Hawley] Workers are exposed in mines and smelters and during production of lead storage batteries; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong irritant; [Hawley] Corrosive to skin and eyes; Toxic by ingestion; [Sax] See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; [ACGIH]

TLV (ACGIH)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

Explanatory Notes

mp = 2138 deg F; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Lead sulfate, with more than 3% free acid." For occupational exposure limits, see "Lead."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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