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Document ID (ISN)107120
CIS number 07-1120
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Picot A.
Title Antimony - A toxic substance similar to arsenic
Original title L'antimoine - Un toxique proche de l'arsenic [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2007, No.92, p.38-41. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access 07-1120.pdf [in French]
Abstract Second part of a review article on the toxicology of antimony, a toxic substance whose mode of action may be similar to that of arsenic. Topics addressed: acute toxicity (vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration that can lead to death); chronic toxicity (respiratory airway irritation, cardiovascular system damage, bronchial cancer); antimony trioxide classified by IARC as a possible human carcinogen (group 2B); environmental impact; hazard evaluation; need to reassess the current threshold limit value of 0.5mg/m3 (or 0.1ppm as antimony), established in 1953. For the first part of this article, see CIS 07-1119.
Descriptors (primary) antimony and compounds; health hazards; toxicology; antimony
Descriptors (secondary) acute toxicity; airborne dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances