Agent Name

Starch

CAS Number

9005-25-8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

ARGO brand corn starch; Amaizo W 13; Amyla; Amylomaize VII; Amylum; Aquapel (polysaccharide); Arrowroot starch; CPC 3005; CPC 6448; Claro 5591; Clearjel; Corn starch; Cornstarch; Farinex 100; Food starch; Food starch, unmodified; Galactasol A; Genvis; HRW 13; Keestar; Maizena; Maranta; Melojel; Meluna; OK PRE-GEL; Penford Gum 380; Remyline Ac; Sago starch; Sorghum gum; Sta-RX 1500; Staramic 747; Starch mucilage; Starch, converted; Starch, corn; Starch, potato; Starch, pregelatinized; Starch, unmodified; Starken; Tapioca starch; Tapon; Trogum; W-13 Stabilizer; W-Gum; Wheat starch, unmodified; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

Fine, white, odorless powder. [Note: A carbohydrate polymer composed of 25% amylose & 75% amylpectin; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Principally used for food; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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