Potassium Iodate

CAS#: 7758-05-6

Synonyms:  Iodic Acid Potassium salt

Uses: Analysis (testing for zinc and arsenic), iodometry, reagent, feed additive, in foods as maturing agent and dough conditioner, medicine (topical antiseptic).

Hazard: May cause eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis. May cause permanent corneal opacification; May cause severe irritation and possible burns; May cause burns to the gastrointestinal tract. May cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly with blood;  May cause acute pulmonary edema, asphyxia, chemical pneumonitis, and upper airway obstruction caused by edema.  Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause irritation. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause gastrointestinal irritation and kidney damage. Chronic ingestion may cause central nervous system failure. Effects may be delayed.  Strong oxidizer