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Hydrogen peroxide - 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 Hydrogen peroxide

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Hydrogen peroxide
CAS Number: 7722-84-1
U.S. EPA PC Code: 000595
900595
CA DPR Chem Code: 1794
Molecular Weight: 34.01
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Fungicide , Herbicide , Microbiocide , Rodenticide
Chem Class: Inorganic , Peroxide
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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
Tomatoes   Strawberries   Spinach   Leaf Lettuce   Carrots  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
000595 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 01794 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 01794 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 1794 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 1794 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 595 (US EPA PC Code) , 7722-84-1 (CAS number) , 7722841 , 7722841 (CAS number without hyphens) , 900595 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 900595 (US EPA PC Code) , Actril II, component of (with 063201) (Cold Sterilant) , Actril, component of (with 063201) (Cold Sterilant) , Albone , Hydrogen dioxide , Hydrogen peroxide , HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (>60% SOLUTION IN WATER) , Hydrogenperoxide , Peroxido De Hidrogeno , peroxyde d'hydrogene , Superoxol , Waterstofperoxide
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Hydrogen peroxide 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 Hydrogen peroxide Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
General First Aid: IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Fresh air rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Corrosive. Redness. Skin burns. Pain. White spots. First rinse with plenty of water then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Corrosive. 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 pain. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting. Abdominal distension. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
RTECS MX900000 refers to >90% solution; MX0887000 refers to >30% solution. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
 

Toxicity Information for Hydrogen peroxide

  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
Unclassifiable 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.

Additional Resources about the Toxicity of this Chemical

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Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Hydrogen peroxide
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
Hydrogen peroxide
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
3, Unclassifiable
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Hydrogen peroxide
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
Hydrogen peroxide
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
Hydrogen peroxide
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Hydrogen peroxide

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating 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 Hydrogen peroxide

International Regulatory Status

Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Hydrogen peroxide

 
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 Hydrogen peroxide

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Development, Enzyme(s), Genetics, Mortality
Annelida Biochemistry, Enzyme(s)
AquaticPlants Ecosystem Process, Growth, Mortality
Crustaceans Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Fish Behavior, Biochemistry, Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Immunological, Injury, Mortality, Physiology, Reproduction
Fungi Population
Insects Mortality
MarineBenthicCommunity Cell(s)
Molluscs Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Genetics, Growth, Histology, Mortality, Reproduction
Phytoplankton Biochemistry, Genetics, Histology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
TerrestrialPlants Accumulation, Enzyme(s), Genetics, Hormone(s), Physiology
Zooplankton Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Genetics, Histology, Mortality, Physiology, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Fish Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
~ Un-Assigned Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
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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 Hydrogen peroxide

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7722-84-1 Parent P Hydrogen peroxide View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide Yes Yes
94-36-0 Related 2 Benzoyl peroxide View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
79-21-0 Related 2 Peroxyacetic acid View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide Yes Yes
7727-21-1 Related 2 Potassium peroxydisulfate View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide No Not Listed
10058-23-8, 37222-66-5 Related 2 Potassium peroxymonosulfate View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide Yes Not Listed
70693-62-8 Related 2 Potassium peroxymonosulfate sulfate, (2KHSO5.KHSO4.K2SO4) View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide No Not Listed
1313-60-6 Related 1 Sodium peroxide (Na2(O2)) View View View View Microbiocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide No Not Listed
75-91-2 Related 2 tert-Butyl hydroperoxide View View View View No Not Listed
 
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