Agent Name

Arsenic acid, copper salt

CAS Number

10103-61-4

Formula

As-H3-O4.x-Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper arsenate; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), copper salt; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), copper salt (1:?); [ChemIDplus] Copper (II) orthoarsenate; [ICSC] UN1557

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Blue or bluish-green solid; [ICSC]

Comments

An eye and respiratory tract irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; Also toxic by ingestion or inhalation of aerosol; Arsenic compounds are carcinogenic to humans; [ICSC] 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

MAK

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction (Cu inorg. compds.)

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

Explanatory Notes

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

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: