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Lime - 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 Lime

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Lime
CAS Number: 1305-78-8
U.S. EPA PC Code: 075604
075604
CA DPR Chem Code: 977
Molecular Weight: 56.08
Use Type: Fungicide , Herbicide , Microbiocide , pH Adjustment
Chem Class: Inorganic
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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  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
00977 (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , 075604 [US EPA PC Code, Text ] , 1305-78-8 (CAS number) , 1305788 , 1305788 (CAS number without hyphens) , 75604 [US EPA PC Code, Numeric ] , 977 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , Calcium oxide , Lime , Oxido De Calcio , oxyde de calcium
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Lime 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 Lime 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 Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin. Redness. Skin burns. Burning sensation. Pain. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes 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 cramps. Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. Clumps of calcium oxide formed by reaction with moisture and proteins in the eye are difficult to remove by irrigation. Manual removal by a physician is necessary. NEVER pour water into this substance; when dissolving or diluting always add it slowly to the water.
 

Toxicity Information for Lime

  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
Not Listed
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
Lime Calcium hydroxide
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
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
Lime Calcium hydroxide
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
No data available
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
No data available
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Lime Calcium hydroxide
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
Lime Calcium hydroxide
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
Lime Calcium hydroxide
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Lime

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Lime Calcium hydroxide
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)
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-
-
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-
 
 

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 Lime

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 Lime

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Mortality
Annelida Mortality
Crustaceans Mortality
Echinoderms Mortality
Fish Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Growth, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Reproduction
Molluscs Mortality
Phytoplankton Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
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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
Organism Group Chronic Toxicity  
Honeybees  

Related Chemicals for Lime

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
1305-62-0 Parent P Calcium hydroxide View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Herbicide Yes Not Listed
1305-78-8 Related 1 Lime View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide Yes Not Listed
12001-27-3 Related 1 Lime (chemical) dolomitic View View View No Not Listed
Related 1 Magnesium lime View View View No Not Listed
1309-48-4 Related 1 Magnesium oxide View View View pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Herbicide, Microbiocide No Not Listed
 
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