Accession Number:

AD0617163

Title:

TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF AMMONIUM SULFAMATE-A HERBICIDE PREPARATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Ammonium sulfamate is a comparatively weakly toxic substance. With oral administration the LD50 for mice equals 3.1g to 1 kg of body weight, for rats - 4.4gkg. There were no accumulative properties of ammonium sulfamate detected. The effects of numerous exposures to an aerosol of ammonium sulfamate in concentrations of 0.25 - 0.5 g1 caused the occurrence of desquamated catarrh of the upper respiratory tract. The application of a 20 solution of ammonium sulfamate on the skin may cause an infraction of the entirety of the surface layer of skin there is no overall toxic influence detected during this. From a hygienic point of view ammonium sulfamate may be widely used in agriculture with the application of the usual measures of protecting the respiratory organs and exposed parts of the skin.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE