Agent Name

Silver arsenite

CAS Number

7784-08-9

Formula

Ag.1/3As-H3-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenious acid, trisilver(1+) salt; Arsenous acid, trisilver(1+) salt; Trisilver arsenite; Silver orthoarsenite; [ChemIDplus] UN1683

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes and insecticides; [CAMEO]

Comments

Light sensitive; A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Very toxic by ingestion and inhalation; [CAMEO] 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 (0.01 mg/m3, as Ag [sol. compds.])

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As (0.01 mg/m3, as Ag [sol. compds.])

MAK

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ag (salts)

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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