In humans, arsenic pentoxide has caused skin irritation and skin sensitization. It was of high acute oral toxicity to rodents. Chromosomal damage was induced in mammalian cells treated in culture but there was no evidence of mutagenicity in Ames bacterial tests. Inorganic arsenic compounds as a generic class are carcinogenic to man, producing lung and skin cancer.

Date of Publication: 1990

Number of Pages: 5

CAS Number*: 1303-28-2

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