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Document ID (ISN)78162
CIS number 02-73
ISBN(s) 92-4-153033-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no. CICAD No.33
Author(s)
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Barium and barium compounds
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. iv, 52p. 153 ref. Price: CHF 21.00 (CHF 14.70 in developing countries).
Internet access 02-0073.pdf [in English]
http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad33.pdf [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document: exposure to barium and barium compounds causes effects on blood pressure (hypertension) and on the renal function. Inhalation of insoluble forms results in radiographic findings of baritosis. Data from animal studies on inhalation exposure show respiratory effects (bronchitis) and inflammatory response and granuloma formation in the lungs.
Descriptors (primary) barium and compounds; toxicology; IPCS
Descriptors (secondary) barium sulfate; criteria document; literature survey; barium; barium hydroxide; hypertension; ILO; UNEP; WHO; barium carbonate; baritosis; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; nephrotoxic effects; toxic effects
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) Inorganic substances