ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V87.01

Contact/exposure arsenic

Diagnosis Code V87.01

ICD-9: V87.01
Short Description: Contact/exposure arsenic
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to arsenic
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V87.01

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Other specified personal exposures and history presenting hazards to health (V87)
      • V87 Other specified personal exposures and history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z77.010 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to arsenic

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V87.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Exposure (suspected) 994.9
      • to
        • arsenic V87.01

Information for Patients


Arsenic is a natural element found in soil and minerals. Arsenic compounds are used to preserve wood, as pesticides, and in some industries. Arsenic can get into air, water, and the ground from wind-blown dust. It may also get into water from runoff.

You may be exposed to arsenic by

  • Taking in small amounts in food, water or air
  • Breathing sawdust or burning smoke from arsenic-treated wood
  • Living in an area with high levels of arsenic in rock
  • Working in a job where arsenic is made or used

Exposure to arsenic can cause many health problems. Being exposed to low levels for a long time can change the color of your skin. It can cause corns and small warts. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can cause death.

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry

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