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Copper oxide (ous) - 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 Copper oxide (ous)

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Copper oxide (ous)
CAS Number: 1317-39-1
U.S. EPA PC Code: 025601
825601
CA DPR Chem Code: 175
Molecular Weight: 143.1
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Fungicide , Insecticide
Chem Class: Inorganic-Copper
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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
Oranges   Peaches   Almonds   Wine Grapes   Table and Raisin Grapes  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 025601 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 1317-39-1 (CAS number) , 1317391 , 1317391 (CAS number without hyphens) , 175 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 825601 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , Brown copper oxide , C.I. 77402 , Caocobre , cobre(?xido cuproso) , Copox , Copper (1) Oxide , Copper hemioxide , Copper Nordox , Copper oxide , Copper oxide (Cu2O) , Copper oxide (ous) , COPPER OXIDE (OUS) (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , copper oxide, as Cu , Copper oxide, Red , Copper protoxide , Copper Sandoz , Copper suboxide , Copper(1+) oxide , Copper(I) oxide , copper(I)oxid , Copperoxideous , cuivre de l'oxyde cuivreux , Cupro-oxide , Cuprocide , Cuprous oxide , Cuprous oxide (also expressed in terms of copper as elemental) , Dicopper monoxide , Dicopper oxide , Fungi-Rhap Cu-75 , Fungimar , îxido Cuproso , îxidoCuproso , Koper(i)oxide , Kuprite , Nordox , Nordox SD-45 , Oleo Nordox , Oleo Nordox Perecot , Oleocuivre , Perecot , Perenox , Red copper oxide , Yellow cuprocide
 
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Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Copper oxide (ous) 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.

Copper oxide (ous) is a Copper compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Copper Compounds
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- Soluble salts are corrosive to mucous membranes and the cornea.
- Organic copper compounds are more absorbable and exhibit greater systemic toxicity than inorganic compounds.
- Irritation of skin, eyes, and respiratory tract, particularly to eyes.
- Metallic taste, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
- In more severe cases, there may be blood in vomit or black or tarry stools, jaundice and enlarged liver. Blood cells rupture resulting in circulatory collapse and shock.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 15.

Treatment for Copper Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 15, page 146.

 
Symptoms of Copper oxide (ous) Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Metal fume fever. Metallic taste. See Notes. Fresh air rest.
Skin Dry skin. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Metallic taste. Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Headache cough sweating nausea and fever may be caused by freshly formed fumes or dust of copper oxide. The symptoms of metal fume fever do not become manifest until 4-12 hours after exposure. C.I. 77402 Copox Copper Nordox Copper Sardex Perenox Yellow Cuprocide are trade names.
 

Toxicity Information for Copper oxide (ous)

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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 Moderate 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

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
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
II, Moderately Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available

No NTP Studies

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available

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
Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Likely
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
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
Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
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
Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Copper oxide (ous)

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Copper oxide (ous) Copper oxide (ic)
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
0.64
-
-
365.0
-
 
 

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 Copper oxide (ous)

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
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
Yes
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 Copper oxide (ous)

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Annelida Population
Cnidaria Mortality
Crustaceans Development, Mortality, Population
Echinoderms Mortality, Population
Fish Mortality
Molluscs Mortality, Population
NematodesandFlatworms Population
Phytoplankton Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Mortality
~ Un-Assigned Mortality, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Crustaceans Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Fish Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
Molluscs Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Zooplankton Very Highly Toxic Very Highly Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
HoneybeesSlightly ToxicSlightly Toxic
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Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

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Related Chemicals for Copper oxide (ous)

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
1317-38-0 Parent P Copper oxide (ic) View View View Fungicide, Insecticide Yes Not Listed
20427-59-2 Related 4 Copper hydroxide View View View Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide Yes Not Listed
1317-39-1 Related 4 Copper oxide (ous) View View View Fungicide, Insecticide Yes Not Listed
82010-82-0 Related 4 Cuprous and cupric oxide, mixed View View View Fungicide No Not Listed
 
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