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Synonyms: Saccarose; Table Sugar
OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2285
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 57-50-1
NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: WN6500000
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Sucrose: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more
OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
General Industry: 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1 - 15 mg/m3 TWA
Maritime: 29 CFR 1915.1000 Table Z-Shipyards - 15 mg/m3 TWA
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 10 mg/m3 TWA; Appendix A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 10 mg/m3 TWA
Potential Symptoms: Irritation of eyes, skin, upper respiratory system, cough
Health Effects: Irritation,-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin---Mild (HE16)
Affected Organs: Eyes, respiratory system
- Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
- Fine airborne sucrose dust may explode. Sucrose also has been used in illegal bombmaking.
- Respiratory symptoms unrelated to sucrose have also been reported in sugar beet refinery employees.
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Sucrose.
- International Chemical Safety Cards (WHO/IPCS/ILO): Sucrose.
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- Bohadana, A.B., Massin, N., Wild, P. and Berthiot, G.: Airflow obstruction in chalkpowder and sugar workers. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Med. 68(4): 243-248, 1996.
- Forster, H.W., Crook, B., Platts, B.W., Lacey, J. and Topping, M.D.: Investigation of organic aerosols generated during sugar beet slicing. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 50(1): 44-50, 1992.
- Jensen, P.S., Todd, W.F., Hart, M.E., Mickelsen, R.L. and O'Brien D.M.: Evaluation and control of worker exposure to fungi in a beet sugar refinery. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 54(12): 742-748, 1993.
- Pohanish, R.P. (editor): Sucrose. In, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Fourth Ed., Vol. 2. Norwich, NY: Noyes Publications, William Andrew Publishing, 2002, pp. 2106-2107.
- Rosenman, K.D. Hart, M. and Ownby, D.R.: Occupational asthma in a beet sugar processing plant. Chest 101(6): 1720-1722, 1992.
- Rothschild, M.A. and Maxeiner, H.: Death caused by a letter bomb. Int. J. Legal Med. 114(1-2): 103-106, 2000.
Date Last Revised: 11/01/2004
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