I used to handle Sodium Nitrates in a hot dog plant spice room
I was always told it was carcinogenic
Safety data for sodium nitrite
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- Synonyms: nitrous acid sodium salt, diazotizing salt, anti-rust
Molecular formula: NaNO2
CAS No: 7632-00-0
EINECS No: 231-555-9
Annex I Index No: 007-010-00-4
- Appearance: white to off-white powder
Melting point: 281 C
Boiling point: 320 C
Density (g cm-3): 2.17
Autoignition temperature: 490 C
Water solubility: soluble
- Stable. Incompatible with reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents, organics and other flammable materials, finely powdered metals. Contact with combustible material may lead to fire. Hygroscopic.
- Toxic if swallowed. Severe eye irritant. Respiratory and skin irritant. May act as a carcinogen for chronic exposure.
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ORL-RAT LD50 180 mg kg-1
ORL-RBT LD50 178 mg kg-1
ORL-HMN LDLO 71 mg kg-1
IVN-RAT LD50 65 mg kg-1
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R8 R25 R50.
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H272 H301 H400.
- Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
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UN No 1500. Hazard class 5.1. Packing group III.
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