National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Tellurium - 10169-X

 

CASRN: 13494-80-9

Formula: Te

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Aurum paradoxum

Known Uses

Added to steel, copper, cast iron. Manufacture of malleable iron. Formulation of semiconductors. Coloring agent in china, enamels, glass. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • postnatal day 17-23 Neurotoxicology Assessment (Dosed-Feed)  (NTA95001)  Completed 
    • Male Rats: Long-Evans Hooded
    • Dose: 2%.
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