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Iodine - 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 Iodine

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Iodine
CAS Number: 7553-56-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 046905
846905
CA DPR Chem Code: 718
Molecular Weight: 253.8
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Fungicide , Herbicide , Microbiocide
Chem Class: Inorganic
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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
Structural Pest Control  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 046905 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 718 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 7553-56-2 (CAS number) , 7553562 , 7553562 (CAS number without hyphens) , 846905 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , iode actif , Iodine , IODINE (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Jodofoor
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Iodine 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 Iodine Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! STRICT HYGIENE!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Serious skin burns. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred 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 Abdominal cramps. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse. Sore throat. Vomiting. Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Iodine readily sublimes. The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Actomar Diiodine Eranol and Iosan Superdip are trade names.
 

Toxicity Information for Iodine

  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 Likely 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
Iodine
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
Highly Toxic
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
Iodine
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Likely
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Iodine
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
Iodine
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
Iodine
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Iodine

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

WHO Water Quality Criteria
Description Available data inadequate to permit derivation of health-based guideline value, and lifetime exposure to iodine through water disinfection is unlikely
Notes Notes: n
 

Regulatory Information for Iodine

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
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 Iodine

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Fish Accumulation, Mortality, Physiology
Fungi Population
Zooplankton Intoxication, Mortality
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Zooplankton Highly Toxic Highly 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 Iodine

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7553-56-2 Parent P Iodine View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide Yes Yes
Related 4 Alkyl (29%C14, 29%C13, 21%C12, 21%C15) poly(oxypropylene) poly (oxyethylene) - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Alkyl (C12-C15)-poly(oxypropylene) poly(oxyethylene) - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Alkyl* dimethyl 3,4-dichlorobenzyl ammonium chloride polyethoxypolypropoxypolyethoxyethanol - iodine complex *(50%C12, 30%C14, 1 View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Alkyl* poly(oxypropylene)poly(oxyethylene)-iodine complex *(43%C10, 30%C14, 12%C12, 10%C16, 5%C18) View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Alpha-alkyl (43%C10, 30%C14, 12%C12, 10%C16, 5%C18) poly (oxyethylene) poly (oxypropylene) - I2 complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 alpha-Alkyl*-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene)ethanol-iodine complex *(100% C12-C15) View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
68610-00-4 Related 4 Butoxy polypropoxy polyethoxy ethanol - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
53404-40-3 Related 4 Diethanolamine myristate - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid-iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Nonyl phenoxy poly (oxyethylene) amine sulfonate ethanol - iodine View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex View View View No Not Listed
35860-86-7, 11096-42-7 Related 4 Nonyl phenoxy polyoxyethylene ethanol-iodine complex View View View Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
53404-04-9 Related 4 Octylphenoxy polyethoxy ethanol - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide No Not Listed
82010-75-1 Related 4 Poly oxyethylene ethanol monoesters of 5- (and 6-) carboxy-4-hexyl-2-cyclohexene-1-octanoic acid, complex with iodine View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 4 Poly propoxy poly ethoxy ethanol, I2 complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
26617-87-8 Related 4 Polyethoxy polypropoxy polyethoxy ethanol - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide Yes Yes
68439-47-4 Related 4 Polyethylene glycol ether of linear secondary alcohol - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
53467-01-9 Related 4 Sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
53404-81-2 Related 4 Sodium N-cyclohexyl-N-palmitoyl taurate - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
53404-05-0 Related 4 Tridecylpoly(ethyleneoxy)ethanol - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
82010-77-3 Related 4 Triethanolamine octylsulfate - iodine complex View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
 
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