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Potassium chloride - 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 Potassium chloride

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Potassium chloride
CAS Number: 7447-40-7
U.S. EPA PC Code: 013904
013904
CA DPR Chem Code:
Molecular Weight: 74.56
Use Type:
Chem Class: Inorganic
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
013904 [US EPA PC Code, Text ] , 13904 [US EPA PC Code, Numeric ] , 7447-40-7 (CAS number) , 7447407 , 7447407 (CAS number without hyphens) , Potassium chloride , Potassium chloride (KCl) , Potassium monochloride , Potassiumchloride
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Potassium chloride 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 Potassium chloride Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Fresh air rest.
Skin Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
 

Toxicity Information for Potassium chloride

  Note: Information for many chemicals is incomplete and may not be fully representative of effects on humans. Why?

Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed
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

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
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
No NTP Studies

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
No NTP Studies

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
Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
No data available
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Potassium chloride

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Potassium chloride Sodium chloride
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
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-
-
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-
 
 

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 Potassium chloride

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
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
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

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 Potassium chloride

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Development, Genetics, Mortality, Physiology
Annelida Intoxication, Mortality
Crustaceans Mortality
Echinoderms Development
Fish Accumulation, Growth, Hormone(s), Mortality, No Effect Coded, Population
Insects Mortality
Molluscs Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Growth, Histology, Immunological, Intoxication, Mortality
NematodesandFlatworms Development, Mortality, Reproduction
Phytoplankton Mortality, Population
Zooplankton Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Mortality, Physiology
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Annelida Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Crustaceans Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Fish Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Insects Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Molluscs Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
NematodesandFlatworms Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Phytoplankton Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Zooplankton Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
~ Un-Assigned Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly 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
Organism Group Chronic Toxicity  
Honeybees  

Related Chemicals for Potassium chloride

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7647-14-5 Parent P Sodium chloride View View View Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
12124-97-9 Related 6 Ammonium bromide View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
12125-02-9 Related 6 Ammonium chloride View View View No Not Listed
24959-67-9 Related 6 Bromide ion View View View Breakdown product No Not Listed
10043-52-4, 10035-04-8 Related 6 Calcium chloride View View View Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide, Molluscicide Yes Not Listed
7447-41-8 Related 6 Lithium chloride View View View No Not Listed
7786-30-3 Related 6 Magnesium chloride View View View Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
7791-18-6 Related 6 Magnesium chloride, hexahydrate View View View Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide No Not Listed
7758-02-3 Related 6 Potassium bromide View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
7447-40-7 Related 6 Potassium chloride View View View No Not Listed
7681-11-0 Related 6 Potassium iodide View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
7647-15-6 Related 6 Sodium bromide View View View Molluscicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
7681-82-5 Related 6 Sodium iodide View View View No Not Listed
 
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