National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m920041

Testing Status of Silica, crystalline - quartz - M920041

 

CASRN: 14808-60-7

Formula: O2-Si

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Min-U-Sil
  • Quartz
  • Siderite (SiO2)

Known Uses

Naturally occurring; used in electronic components, oscillators, frequency standards, wave filters, radio & TV components.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 13 weeks (Inhalation)  (C84001A)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: RATS ONLY: 0, 2, 10 OR 20 MG/M3.
  • 26 weeks (Inhalation)  (C84001B)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: RATS ONLY: 0, 2, 10 OR 20 MG/M3.
  • 26 weeks (Inhalation)  (C84001C)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: RATS ONLY: 1, 2, 10 OR 20 MG/M3.
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