|Document ID (ISN)||101596|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Sélenium [in French]|
||Toxicologie Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2003, No.138, 4p. 15 ref.
||Selenium is a non-metallic element that is widespread is nature. The following compounds of selenium are commonly used in industry: selenium dioxide (or selenious anhydride), selenium oxychlorides and sulfides, selenious acid, and sodium selenite and selenate. There are many industrial applications including in the chemical industry (catalysts), metallurgy (alloys), electrical equipment industry and electronics industry. Toxicity depends on the mode of absorption, the specific compound studied and on its solubility. In animal studies, there have been reports of irritation after inhalation exposure, as well as pancreatic and splenic hepatic effects. Several cases of intoxication have been reported during chronic exposures in industrial settings.
||occupational diseases; France; risk factors; toxicology; selenium and compounds
||poisoning; data sheet; irritants; seleninyl dichloride; acute toxicity; hepatotoxic effects; selenium dioxide; sodium selenate; selenious acid; sodium selenite; alloys; dermatitis; chemical burns; animal experiments; chronic toxicity; electrical industry; electronics industry; selenium; encyclopaedia; catalysts
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)