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Document ID (ISN)56435
CIS number 91-1263
Year 1990
Convention or series no. ATSDR/TP-90/08
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for copper
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Dec. 1990. xi, 143p. Illus. ca. 320 ref.
Abstract 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 damage and death. Dermal exposure results in allergic dermatitis in some individuals. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) USA; copper; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; sensitization dermatitis; hepatic damage; irritation; renal damage; criteria document; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; replaced; respiratory impairment; glossary; gastrointestinal diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Copper and compounds
Inorganic substances