Agent Name

Ferrous arsenate

CAS Number

10102-50-8

Formula

As2-O8.3Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenate of iron, ferrous; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), iron(2+) salt (2:3); Iron arsenate (Fe3(AsO4)2); Iron(II) arsenate (3:2); Iron bis(arsenate); [ChemIDplus] UN1608

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide; [Hawley] Formerly used in veterinary medicine (hematinic tonic for cats and dog; anthelmintic for lambs); [HSDB]

Comments

A strong irritant; [HSDB] May be fatal by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption; [CAMEO] See "Arsenic" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Inorganic arsenic plus methylated metabolites in urine = 35 ug As/L; end of workweek;

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as As (1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts))

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 Human

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