Agent Name

Germanium arsenide

CAS Number

12271-72-6

Formula

As-Ge

Major Category

Metals

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Comments

"Metalloid arsenic is generally regarded as nonpoisonous due to its insolubility in water and body fluids." [ATSDR Case Studies: Arsenic Toxicity] See "Gallium arsenide" and "Indium arsenide." See "Arsenic" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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Diseases

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