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Document ID (ISN)104058
CIS number 05-259
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for copper (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Sep. 2004. xx, 272p. Illus. Approx. 880 ref.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp132.pdf [in English]
Abstract This profile has been prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of copper is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; relevance to public health; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and guidelines; glossary. There is little information on copper toxicity in man. Respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic and dermal effects have been observed in factory workers following inhalation exposure and there are reports of acute gastrointestinal effects following ingestion of large amounts of copper. Long-term exposure to high levels of copper in food or water may cause liver and kidney damage, possibly leading to death. (Update of CIS 91-1263).
Descriptors (primary) USA; copper; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; sensitization dermatitis; hepatic damage; irritation; criteria document; gastrointestinal diseases; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; respiratory impairment; glossary; renal damage
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Copper and compounds
Inorganic substances