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Document ID (ISN)104271
CIS number 05-523
ISSN - Serial title 1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skowroń J., Puchalska H.
Title Potassium persulfate dust
Original title Peroksodisiarczan(VI) potasu-pyły [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.33, No.3, p.195-205. 18 ref.
Abstract The main routes of occupational exposure for potassium persulfate are inhalation and skin absorption. Frequent skin rashes, causing both irritant dermatitis and hypersensitivity reactions, were found in workers producing potassium persulfate. Cases of asthma following occupational exposure to persulfates have been reported in hairdressers. Despite the absence of toxicity study data, potassium persulfate is expected to be as irritating as ammonium persulfate. Consequently, a study on rats exposed to up to 21mg/m3 of ammonium persulfate for seven days is the basis of the occupational limit. Rats exposed to 4mg/m3 of ammonium persulfate exhibited symptoms of lung inflammation and/or oedema and loss of body weight. These effects were not significant at exposures of 1mg/m3, which was adopted as the no observed adverse effect level value. Given these data, the threshold limit value (time-weighted average) was calculated to be 0.1mg/m3. No short-term exposure limit value has been determined.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; health hazards; toxicology; potassium persulfate
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; threshold limit values; irritants; oxidizing substances; skin absorption; asthma; criteria document; dust; permissible levels; animal experiments; determination of exposure limits; hypersensitivity; eczema
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances