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Document ID (ISN)77533
CIS number 01-1365
ISBN(s) 92-4-153029-4
Year 2001
Convention or series no. CICAD No.29
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Vanadium pentoxide and other inorganic vanadium compounds
Bibliographic information 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).
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; vanadium and compounds; vanadium pentoxide; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; upper respiratory tract; ILO; criteria document; WHO; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; vanadium; UNEP
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Inorganic substances