Agent Name

Calcium iodate

CAS Number

7789-80-2

Formula

Ca.2H-I-O3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Autarite; Calcium iodate (Ca(IO3)2); Iodic acid (HIO3), calcium salt; Iodic acid, calcium salt; Lautarite; [ChemIDplus] UN1479

Category

Food Additives

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; [HSDB] Off-white powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as iodine source in foods and feedstuffs, dough conditioner, and in deodorants and mouth washes; [HSDB]

Comments

Potassium iodate is toxic (nephrotoxic, hemolytic effects, and visual impairment) if ingested at high doses, e.g., 187-470 mg/kg; Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; An oxidizing substance that may cause fire on contact with organic materials; [HSDB] An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, n.o.s."

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