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General Description

Synonyms: Corn starch, Rice starch, Sorghum gum, α-Starch, Starch gum, Tapioca starch

OSHA IMIS Code Number: S124

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 9005-25-8

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: GM5090000

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Starch: Chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
solid
Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
General Industry: See Dust (Respirable Nuisance) 5.0 mg/m3 (Table Z3) or Dust, Total 15 mg/m3 (Table Z3)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 5 mg/m3 TWA


Health Factors

Health Effects: Nuisance particulate (HE19) IC_CAS_NUMBEL099005-25-8

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

See Particulates not otherwise regulated (Respirable Fraction)


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