Agent Name

Strontium arsenite tetrahydrate

CAS Number

10378-48-0

Formula

As2-O4.Sr.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenenous acid, strontium salt, tetrahydrate; Arsenious acid (HAsO2), strontium salt, tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1691

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White odorless solid; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Strontium." 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

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Strontium arsenite."

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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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: