Scientific Review of Strong Inorganic Acid Mists Containing Sulfuric Acid
Sulfuric Acid - CASRN 7664-993-9
Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
Primary Uses or Exposures: Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid are not used per se in industry or commercial products but are generated from both natural and industrial sources. Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid may be produced as a result of the use of mixtures of strong inorganic acids including sulfuric acid, in industrial processes such as acid treatment of metals, phosphate fertilizer manufacture, lead battery manufacture, and various other industries. Exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid may occur by inhalation, ingestion and dermal contact.
- Appendix A: Excerpts from the IARC Monograph on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans, Volume 54 (Occupational Exposures to Mist and Vapors from Strong Inorganic Acids; and Other Industrial Chemicals), 1992, Sulfuric Acid and Other Strong Inorganic Acids, pp. 41-130.
- NTP Board of Scientific Counselors RoC Subcommittee Meeting (October 30–31, 1997)
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