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Document ID (ISN)108345
CIS number 08-764
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for arsenic (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Aug. 2007. xx, 499p. Illus. Approx. 1500 ref. Index.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp2.pdf [in English]
Abstract This profile has been prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of arsenic is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards: the acute toxicity of inorganic arsenic compounds is high; dermal exposure gives rise to skin lesions; cyanosis and cardiovascular diseases, while ingestion causes nausea; vomiting and diarrhoea. Arsenic is a known carcinogen by both inhalation and oral exposure routes. The IARC classification of arsenic is Group 1 (known carcinogen in humans). (Update of CIS 02-78).
Descriptors (primary) USA; arsenic and compounds; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; arsenic
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; arrhythmia; IARC; blood-cell anomalies; irritation; renal cancer; bladder tumour; cardiovascular disorders; hypoxia; lung cancer; skin cancer; skin diseases; hyperkeratosis; liver cancer; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; haematotoxic effects; carcinogenic effects; glossary; neurotoxic effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances