Agent Name

Zinc arsenate

CAS Number

13464-44-3

Formula

As-H3-O4.3/2Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zinc ortho-arsenate; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), zinc salt (2:3); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Octahydrate: White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Octahydrate: Found in the mineral koettigite; Used as an insecticide and wood preservative; [Hawley]

Comments

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(respirable fraction ), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction)-for Zn inorg. Compds

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

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

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Processes

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