NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Sodium fluoroacetate

CAS
62-74-8

FCH2COONa

RTECS
AH9100000
Synonyms & Trade Names

SFA, Sodium monofluoroacetate
DOT ID & Guide
2629 / 151

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.05 mg/m3 ST 0.15 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.05 mg/m3 [skin]
IDLH
2.5 mg/m3 See: 62748
Conversion
Physical Description
Fluffy, colorless to white (sometimes dyed black), odorless powder. [Note: A liquid above 95°F.] [rodenticide]
MW: 100.0
BP: Decomposes
MLT: 392°F
Sol: Miscible
VP: Low
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: ?
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

None reported
Measurement Methods
NIOSH S301 (II-5)
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 0.25 mg/m3:
(APF = 5) Any quarter-mask respirator. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Up to 0.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any particulate respirator equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter (including N95, R95, and P95 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Up to 1.25 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.
Up to 2.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters./Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Vomiting; anxiety, auditory hallucinations; facial paresthesia; twitching face muscle; pulsus altenans, ectopic heartbeat, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias; pulmonary edema; nystagmus; convulsions; liver, kidney damage
Target Organs
respiratory system, cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0484   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0209