|Document ID (ISN)||105503|
|Convention or series no.
||National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), GPO Box 58, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia, 2003. 5p. 5 ref.
||http://www.nicnas.gov.au/Publications/Information_Sheets/Existing_Chemical_Information_Sheets/ECIS_CU_PDF.pdf [in English]
||Existing Chemicals Information Sheet. Overall, there are no data in the IPCS report to indicate copper is an irritant, genotoxic, carcinogenic or a reproductive toxicant. The data indicate that copper may have a limited skin sensitization potential, that is it may induce allergic contact dermatitis in susceptible individuals. There are reports that exposure to copper fume results in metal fume fever in workers. An occupational exposure standard exists for copper fume in Australia. In humans, gastrointestinal effects are associated with single and chronic ingestion of excess copper, though the greatest risk of human health effects is from an inadequate dietary intake of copper. Exposure limit in Australia (NOHSC 1995, 8h TWA): copper (dusts and mists) - 1mg/m3; (fumes) - 0.2mg/m3.
||threshold limit values; data sheet; metal fume fever; gastric disorders
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Copper and compounds