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Calcium Carbonate Toxicology
Identification and Uses
CAS Number : 471-34-1
Molecular formula : CaCO3
Uses and emission
This product is absorbed by the
I-Acute Exposure :
Excessive concentrations of this
nuisance dust may cause coughing, sneezing and irritation of the
nasal mucosal membranes.
C-Skin Contact :
Skin overexposure does not represent a
D-Ocular Contact :
There is no information available but
dusts could cause mecanical irritation.
II-Chronic Exposure :
Excessive doses by ingestion may cause
alcalosis and hyperkaliemia.
Effects on Development :
No data concerning any antenatal
developmental effect has been found in the consulted documentary
Carcinogenic Effects :
No data concerning any carcinogenic
effect has been found in the consulted documentary sources.
Mutagenic Effects :
No data concerning any mutagenic in vivo
or in vitro effect on cells of mammals has been found in the
consulted documentary sources.
Move the worker to fresh air. Seek
medical care if the individual presents respiratory
If large amounts are ingested, give
water to drink and seek medical advice.
III-Skin Contact :
Copiously wash the affected area with
water. Ask for medical advice if irritation develops.
IV-Ocular Contact :
Copiously wash with running water. Ask
for medical advice if irritation develops.
VEMP = 10 mg/m³, as total dust
containing less than 1% crystalline silica.
1-Chemical Hazards of the Workplace,
Proctor & Hughes, last edition.
2-Occupational & Environmental
Medicine, Ladou J., last edition
3-Sax's Dangerous Properties of
Industrial Materials, Lewis C., last edition.
4-Occupational Medicine, Zenz Carl,
5-Toxicologie Industrielle et
Intoxications Professionnelles, Lauwerys R.R.
Out Bound Links
In Bound Links
- (Materials - General)
Calcium Carbonate - CaCO3
Carbonate of Lime, Whiting, Aragonite, Calcite, CaCO3
Edouard Bastarache M.D.
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Author of "Substitutions for Raw Ceramic Materials"
Tracy, QuÃ©bec, CANADA