Antimony Trioxide

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Antimony Trioxide is a chemical used as a flame retardant, often in conjunction with organohalogen flame retardants[1] It is a carcinogen.

Toxicity

"Exposure to Antimony Trioxide can irritate the nose, mouth, throat and lungs causing cough, wheezing and/or shortness of breath. Antimony Trioxide can cause headaches, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, dry throat, and loss of sleep. Prolonged or repeated contact can cause ulcers or sores in the nose. Repeated exposure can affect the lungs and cause an abnormal chest x-ray to develop. Antimony Trioxide may damage the kidneys, liver and heart... Antimony Trioxide is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is regulated by OSHA and cited by ACGIH, DOT, NIOSH, DEP, IARC, IRIS and EPA. This chemical is on the Special Health Hazard Substance List because it is a CARCINOGEN."[2]

Products and Manufacturers

One manufacturer of antimony trioxide is Great Lakes Solutions, owned by Chemtura Corporation. They sell antimony trioxide under the names:[3] "TMS®, Timonox Red Star®, Fireshield® H, Thermoguard S / Timonox White Star®, TMS-HP®, Timonox Blue Star® Polymer Grade, Fireshield® H-HPM, Fireshield® HB, Thermoguard® HPM, Trutint® 50, Fireshield® L, Thermoguard® L, Microfine® A05, Microfine® A03, Ultrafine® II"

Articles and resources

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References

  1. Antimony Trioxide and Smoke Suppressants, Great Lakes Solutions, Accessed February 25, 2014.
  2. Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet: Antimony Trioxide, Accessed February 25, 2014.
  3. Antimony Trioxide and Smoke Suppressants, Great Lakes Solutions, Accessed February 25, 2014.

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