|Document ID (ISN)||77533|
|Convention or series no.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
||Vanadium pentoxide and other inorganic vanadium compounds
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. v, 53p. Illus. 187 ref. Price: CHF 17.00 (CHF 11.90 in developing countries).
||01-1365.pdf [in English]
http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad29.pdf [in English]
||Vanadium pentoxide is formed during the smelting of iron ore, the solvent extraction of uranium ore, the roasting of boiler residues and residues from elemental phosphorus plants. It is also present in the residues from the burning of fuel oil. Repeated inhalation exposure to vanadium pentoxide dust and fume is associated with irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. In vitro aneugenic effects and chromosome damage have been observed. There is currently no useful information on the carcinogenicity of any form of vanadium, although a two-year inhalation bioassay in rodents has been recently completed, and its results should shortly be available. In conclusion, the main points of concern for humans are genotoxicity and respiratory tract irritation. Summaries in French and in Spanish.
||IPCS; vanadium and compounds; vanadium pentoxide; toxicology
||mutagenic effects; toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; upper respiratory tract; ILO; criteria document; WHO; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; vanadium; UNEP
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures