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Document ID (ISN)101593
CIS number 03-532
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-002-G-10
Author(s) Pillière F.
Title Gallium
Original title Gallium [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2003, No.138, 2p. 15 ref.
Abstract Gallium is a widespread metal, mainly present in minerals. Industrial applications are mostly in the electronics industry, where gallium arsenide and phosphide are used. As shown in animal studies, the toxicity of gallium varies among species and gallium compounds. The main target organs are the lungs and the haemopoietic and immune systems. Reproductive effects have been observed with several compounds. There is little data on the toxicity of gallium itself during occupational exposures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; gallium and compounds; risk factors; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; acute toxicity; gallium; gallium arsenide; animal experiments; data sheet; haematotoxic effects; electronics industry; immunotoxic effects; gallium phosphide; encyclopaedia; chronic toxicity
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Electronics industry
Inorganic substances