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Document ID (ISN)101596
CIS number 03-535
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-002-S-10
Author(s) Pillière F.
Title Selenium
Original title Sélenium [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2003, No.138, 4p. 15 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; risk factors; toxicology; selenium and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Inorganic substances