WHMIS (Arsenic pentaselenide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-01-28

  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A1 2
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 1

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


May cause cancer (H350)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: Classifications regarding specific organ toxicity - repeated exposure (H372) is based on all available data for selenium and selenium compounds as sodium selenate.


  • ▲1.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org
  • ▲2.  IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, A Review of Human Carcinogens: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, Vol. 100C. Lyon : International Agency for Research on Cancer. (2012).   http://monographs.iarc.fr/

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