National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Baghouse dust (lime) (N20109)

Baghouse dust (lime)

Specific Substances: Baghouse dust (lime)

Nomination Date: 01/12/2001

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Baghouse dust is a result of the burning of limestone to produce a quick lime. The dust is a combination of the quick lime and coal products. Persons exposed to the dust report burning eyes, coughing and stressed breathing. There is also concern re the dust's reactions with water.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Received

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CASRN: 68919-24-4

Agent Name: Baghouse dust (lime)

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