National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Copper - 10811-N

 

CASRN: 7440-50-8

Formula: Cu

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Copper metal powder

Known Uses

Wide range of alloys, coinage, kitchenware, pipe and tubing. 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)

Special Studies

  • Absorption Disposition Metabolism Elimination (Gavage)  (S0462)  Completed 
    • Citation: Fowler BA, Gould E. Ultrastructural and biochemical studies of intracellular metal-binding patterns in kidney tubule cells of the scallop Placopecten magellanicus following prolonged exposure to cadmium or copper. Marine Biology. 1988 Feb; 97(2): 207-216.
    • Rats: Harlan Sprague-Dawley
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