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Calcium carbonate - 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 Calcium carbonate

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Calcium carbonate
CAS Number: 1317-65-3 (Limestone)
13397-26-7 (Calcite mineral)
471-34-1
U.S. EPA PC Code: 073502
CA DPR Chem Code: 1007
Molecular Weight: 100.1
Use Type: Fungicide , Herbicide , Microbiocide , pH Adjustment
Chem Class: Inorganic
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Carrots   Tomatoes for Processing   Landscape  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(CAS number without hyphens) , (CAS number without hyphens) , 01007 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 01007 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 073502 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 1007 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 1007 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 1317-65-3 (CAS number) , 13397-26-7 (CAS number) , 471-34-1 (CAS number) , 471341 , 471341 (CAS number without hyphens) , 73502 (US EPA PC Code) , Calcium carbonate , Calciumcarbonate , Carbonic acid, calcium salt (1:1) , Limestone
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Calcium carbonate 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 Calcium carbonate Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Fresh air rest.
Skin Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Rinse mouth.
Notes for ICSC Information
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated but none has been found. Calcium carbonate exists in nature as mineral aragonite and calcite (as in limestone chalk and marble).
Symptoms of Calcium carbonate Exposure from Other Sources

- Eye, nose, throat, and respiratory irritation.

Source for Symptoms: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. March 2003. (MSDS)

First Aid for Calcium carbonate Poisoning

For Inhalation
- Remove to fresh air. Give CPR/oxygen if needed.
For Skin
- Immediately wash w/soap & copious amounts of water.
For Eyes
- Immediately flush w/copious amounts of water for 15 mins.
For Ingestion
- If conscious, wash mouth out w/water.
Get medical aid.

Source for First Aid: Material Safety Data Sheet. Sigma Chemical Company, St Louis MO. May 1997. (MSDS)

 
 

Toxicity Information for Calcium carbonate

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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
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.

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Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
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
Slightly Toxic
Slightly 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
Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
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
Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
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
Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Calcium carbonate

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Calcium carbonate Sodium bicarbonate
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data 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 Calcium carbonate

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Calcium carbonate

Registration for Selected Countries:
Sodium bicarbonate

 
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

Yes
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 Calcium carbonate

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Fish Accumulation, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Growth, Mortality, Physiology
Fish Mortality
Phytoplankton Ecosystem Process, Population
Zooplankton Growth, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish 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 Calcium carbonate

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
144-55-8 Parent P Sodium bicarbonate View View View View Fungicide, pH Adjustment Yes Not Listed
1066-33-7 Related 1 Ammonium bicarbonate View View View View pH Adjustment Yes Not Listed
506-87-6 Related 1 Ammonium carbonate View View View View Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide, pH Adjustment No Not Listed
471-34-1, 13397-26-7, 1317-65-3 Related 1 Calcium carbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 1 Calcium carbonate, treated View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Not Listed
554-13-2 Related 1 Lithium carbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Yes
546-93-0 Related 1 Magnesium carbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Not Listed
298-14-6 Related 1 Potassium bicarbonate View View View View Fungicide Yes Not Listed
584-08-7 Related 1 Potassium carbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Not Listed
497-19-8 Related 1 Sodium carbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide Yes Not Listed
533-96-0 Related 1 Sodium sesquicarbonate View View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide No Not Listed
 
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