Agent Name

Nickel oxide

CAS Number

11099-02-8

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel(II) - nickel(III) oxide; [BDH Laboratory Supplies MSDS]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Black powder; Insoluble in water; [BDH Laboratory Supplies MSDS]

Comments

Chronic inhalation exposures to nickel sulfides and nickel oxides were carcinogenic in the nickel refining industry; [IARC] An eye irritant; [BDH Laboratory Supplies MSDS] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. See "Nickel(II) oxide."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

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