National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Cobalt dust (N20221)

Cobalt dust

Nominated Substances: Cobalt

Nomination Date: 04/15/2002

Nominator: OSHA

Rationale: Widespread occupational exposure; evidence for toxicity; insufficient data to assess chronic toxicity and carcinogenic potential

NTP Principles: 1, 2

Status: Selected

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 7440-48-4

Agent Name: Cobalt

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