|Document ID (ISN)||104271|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
|Convention or series no.
||Skowroń J., Puchalska H.
||Potassium persulfate dust
||Peroksodisiarczan(VI) potasu-pyły [in Polish]|
||2002, Vol.33, No.3, p.195-205. 18 ref.
||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.
||Poland; health hazards; toxicology; potassium persulfate
||literature survey; threshold limit values; irritants; oxidizing substances; skin absorption; asthma; criteria document; dust; permissible levels; animal experiments; determination of exposure limits; hypersensitivity; eczema
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Inorganic sulfur compounds