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Nickel - 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 Nickel

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Nickel
CAS Number: 7440-02-0
U.S. EPA PC Code:
CA DPR Chem Code: 762
Molecular Weight: 58.71
Use Type:
Chem Class:
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
00762 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 00762 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 7440-02-0 (CAS number) , 7440020 (CAS number without hyphens) , 762 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 762 (CA DPR Chem Code) , Nickel , Nickel , Nickel (Metallic) , Nickel (under Nickel and Certain Nickel Compounds) , Nickel, metallic and alloys
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Nickel 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 Nickel Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Fresh air rest.
Skin Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
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
At high temperatures nickel oxide fumes will be formed. Depending on the degree of exposure periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
 

Toxicity Information for Nickel

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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
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
Nickel
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
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
Nickel
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
2B, Possible
Reasonably Anticipated
Yes
Not Listed
Yes
 
Endocrine Disruption
Nickel
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
Nickel
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
Nickel
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Nickel

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level 1,000  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level 1,000  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level 100.0  
Reference Dose 20.0 (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level 700.0  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000  
U.S. National Water Quality Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure 52.0 Notes: d,e,k  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Maximum Peak 470.0 Notes: d,e,k  
Salt Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure 8.20 Notes: d,bb
Salt Water Quality Criteria Max 74.0 Notes: d,bb
Human Consumption of Organisms from Water Source 4,600 Notes: b
Human Consumption of Water and Organisms from Water Source 610.0 Notes: b
Taste and Odor Criteria
WHO Water Quality Criteria
Concentration (μg/l unless otherwise noted) 70.0
Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Guidelines 25-150 Notes: p
Salt Water Guidelines
Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Agricultural Water Uses
g/L unless noted  
Irrigation Water Guidelines 200
Livestock Water Guidelines 1000
 

Regulatory Information for Nickel

International Regulatory Status

Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Nickel

 
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
No
Not Listed
No

No
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 Nickel

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Mortality
Annelida Mortality
AquaticPlants Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Growth
Crustaceans Accumulation, Feeding Behavior, Mortality, No Effect Coded
Echinoderms Behavior
Fish Accumulation, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Growth, Mortality, Physiology
Insects Mortality
Molluscs Accumulation, Growth, Mortality
NematodesandFlatworms Behavior, Development, Mortality
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Mortality, Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Accumulation, Behavior, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, No Effect Coded, Physiology, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Accumulation, Genetics, Mortality
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Very Highly Toxic Very Highly Toxic
Annelida Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Crustaceans Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Fish Slightly Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
Insects Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to High Toxicity
Molluscs Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
NematodesandFlatworms Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Phytoplankton Moderately Toxic Slight to Moderate Toxicity
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Slight to High Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Slightly Toxic Slight to High 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 Nickel

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7440-02-0 Parent P Nickel View View View View No Yes
Related 1,2 Alkyl*-1-(2-aminoethyl)-2-imidazoline acetate - nickel sulfate complex View View View View Microbiocide No Yes
Related 3 Foreign bodies, implanted in tissues (Polymeric, prepared as thin smooth films (with the exception of poly(glycolic acid); Metal View View View View No Not Listed
Related 3 Nickel Alloys View View View View No Not Listed
x7440-02-0 Related 3 Nickel and nickel compounds View View View View Fungicide No Yes
13463-39-3 Related 3 Nickel carbonyl View View View View No Yes
7718-54-9 Related 3 Nickel Chloride View View View View No Not Listed
Related 3 Nickel diethyl hexyl acid phosphate complex View View View View No Yes
12054-48-7, 11113-74-9, 12125-56-3 Related 3 Nickel hydroxide View View View View No Yes
Related 3 Nickel refinery dust from the pyrometallurgical process View View View View No Yes
Related 3 Nickel Subsulfide (under Nickel and Certain Nickel Compounds) View View View View No Yes
7786-81-4 Related 3 Nickel sulfate (anhydrous) View View View View Fungicide No Yes
10101-97-0 Related 3 Nickel sulfate hexahydrate View View View View Fungicide No Yes
1271-28-9 Related 3 Nickelocene View View View View No Yes
 
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