Agent Name

Sodium fluoride

CAS Number

7681-49-4

Formula

F-Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Alcoa sodium fluoride; Antibulit; Cavi-trol; Chemifluor; Credo; Disodium difluoride; F1-Tabs; FDA 0101; Floridine; Florocid; Flozenges; Fluonatril; Fluor-O-kote; Fluoraday; Fluoral; Fluorid sodny [Czech]; Fluoride, sodium; Fluorident; Fluorigard; Fluorineed; Fluorinse; Fluoritab; Fluorocid; Fluorol; Fluorure de sodium [French]; Fluorure de sodium [ISO-French]; Flura; Flura drops; Flura-gel; Flura-loz; Flurcare; Flurexal; Flursol; Flux; Fungol B; GEL II; Gelution; Gleem; Iradicav; Kari-rinse; Karidium; Karigel; Koreberon; Lea-Cov; Lemoflur; Les-Cav; Liquiflur; Luride; Luride SF; Luride lozi-tabs; Luride-SF; Minute-Gel; Na frinse; NaFpak; Nafeen; Natrium fluoride; Neutra Care; Nufluor; Ossalin; Ossin; Osteopor-F; Pediaflor; Pedident; Pennwhite; Pergantene; Phos-Flur; Point two; Predent; Rafluor; Rescue squad; Roach salt; SO-Flo; Sodium flouride; Sodium fluoride; Sodium fluoride (Na2F2); Sodium fluoride (NaF); Sodium fluoride [ISO]; Sodium fluoride cyclic dimer; Sodium fluoride, solid (DOT); Sodium fluorure [French]; Sodium hydrofluoride; Sodium monofluoride; Stay-Flo; Studafluor; Super-dent; T-Fluoride; Thera-flur; Thera-flur-N; Trisodium trifluoride; Villiaumite; Xaridium; Zymafluor; t-Fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN1690

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Odorless, white powder or colorless crystals. [Note: Pesticide grade is often dyed blue.]; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used for fluoridation of drinking water and dental preparations to prevent caries; Used in electroplating, steel production, and glass frosting; [AHLS, p. 437]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause fluorosis; [ICSC] The PEL and IDLH apply to sodium fluoride and other inorganic, solid fluorides. [NIOSH] Abnormal liver enzymes have been reported in cases of sodium fluoride toxicity. [HSDB] See "FLUORIDES."

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Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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