Agent Name

Sodium arsenate

CAS Number

7631-89-2

Formula

As-H3-O4.x-Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Fatsco Ant Poison; Sodium arsenate; Sweeney's ant-GO; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), sodium salt; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), sodium salt (1:?); Arsenic acid, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1685

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless to white solid; [CAMEO] Does not exist in a crystalline form; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to make insecticides and herbicides; [Ullmann] Used as a fining agent in glass production; [Kanerva, p. 1501]

Comments

Skin allergies have been reported. [Kanerva, p. 1501] 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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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

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Processes

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