|Document ID (ISN)||105509|
|Convention or series no.
||National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), GPO Box 58, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia, 2003. 6p. 11 ref.
||http://www.nicnas.gov.au/Publications/Information_Sheets/Existing_Chemical_Information_Sheets/ECIS_h2so4_PDF.pdf [in English]
||Existing Chemicals Information Sheet. A Worksafe Australia study has concluded that the highest levels of exposure to sulfuric acid are in lead-acid battery manufacturing, and control of exposure could be effective with the use of enclosure and ventilation. Exposures in electrolytic refining of metals are also relatively high, and could be reduced by mist suppression agents, enclosure and ventilation. However, respiratory protection may be required in situations where these measures are not feasible. Exposures from other uses are considered low. Overall, the primary health effects of the chemical are due to the corrosive and irritating nature of the acid. This causes direct local effects on the skin, eyes, respiratory and gastrointestinal tract when there is exposure to sufficient concentrations. The extent of the direct toxicity of the chemical depends on the length of exposure, humidity (both in the environment and respiratory tract) and presence of other chemicals (such as bases) that may neutralize the acid. Exposure limit in Australia (NOHSC 1995, 8h TWA): 1mg/m3.
||sulfuric acid; Australia
||threshold limit values; data sheet; caustic substances; irritants
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Inorganic sulfur compounds