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Acrylic acid - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Acrylic acid

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Acrylic acid
CAS Number: 79-10-7
U.S. EPA PC Code:
CA DPR Chem Code: 2118
Molecular Weight: 72.06
Use Type:
Chem Class: Unclassified
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Wine Grapes   Leaf Lettuce   Strawberries   Almonds   Head Lettuce  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
2-Propenoic acid , 2118 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 79-10-7 (CAS number) , 79107 (CAS number without hyphens) , Acrylic acid , ACRYLIC ACID (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Acrylicacid
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Acrylic acid Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of Acrylic acid Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Corrosive. Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes). Fresh air rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. Blisters. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Loss of vision. Severe deep burns. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Corrosive. Abdominal cramps. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Unconsciousness. Weakness. Shock. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Low oxygen content can diminish effectiveness of inhibitor posing hazardous polymerization situation. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her should be considered. Do not remelt after solidification as the substance may be unstable. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance consult an expert.
 

Toxicity Information for Acrylic acid

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Unclassifiable No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Acrylic acid
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Not Acutely Toxic to Highly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Acrylic acid
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
3, Unclassifiable
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Acrylic acid
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Acrylic acid
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Acrylic acid
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Acrylic acid

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Acrylic acid

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Yes
No

Yes
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Indus
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Acrylic acid

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Development, Mortality
Fish Mortality
Phytoplankton Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Behavior, Intoxication, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Fish Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Zooplankton Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Acrylic acid

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
79-10-7 Parent P Acrylic acid View View View No Yes
52255-49-9 Related 16 2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2,5-furandione, sodium salt View View View No Not Listed
31212-13-2 Related 16 2-Propenoic acid, potassium salt (1:1), polymer with 2-propenamide View View View No Not Listed
68479-09-4 Related 16 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with sodium hydrogen sulfite, sodium salt View View View No Not Listed
66019-18-9 Related 16 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with sodium sulfite (1:1) View View View No Not Listed
70425-89-7 Related 16 Acrylate polymer IP3 View View View Adjuvant No Not Listed
9003-05-8 Related 16 Polyacrylamide polymer View View View Adjuvant No Not Listed
7446-81-3 Related 16 Polyacrylic acid, sodium salt View View View No Not Listed
9003-01-4 Related 16 Polymerized acrylic acid View View View Adjuvant No Not Listed
25085-34-1 Related 16 Styrene acrylic copolymer View View View Adjuvant No Not Listed
 
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