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Document ID (ISN)108564
CIS number 08-1004
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for aluminum - Draft for public comment (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Sep. 2006. xx, 310p. Illus. Approx. 800 ref. Index.
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Abstract This profile draft was prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of aluminium is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; relevance to public health; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and guidelines; glossary. Heavy exposure to aluminium dust may result in respiratory or neurological damage. There is inconclusive evidence of a relationship between high levels of aluminium exposure and Alzheimer's disease. IARC have concluded that primary aluminium production was carcinogenic to humans, but this is probably due to exposure to carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. (Update of CIS 00-653).
Descriptors (primary) USA; aluminium and compounds; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; metal dust pneumoconiosis; IARC; aromatic hydrocarbons; aluminium; irritation; Alzheimer's disease; pulmonary fibrosis; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; skin eruption; polycyclic hydrocarbons; limitation of exposure; glossary; neurotoxic effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances