RoC Review of Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds that Release Cobalt Ions In Vivo
Primary Uses or Exposures
- Class that includes cobalt metal and both water-soluble and poorly water-soluble cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo (hereinafter collectively refer to as cobalt).
- Used primarily in the production of metal alloys or carbide for a variety of commercial and medical application. Some cobalt compounds are used as pigments for glass, ceramics, and pottery. A more recent use is in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics and solar panels, i.e., "green energy."
- People are exposed to cobalt from industries that refine cobalt from ores, produce cobalt, use cobalt-containing products, and recycle cobalt-containing electronics.
- People are potentially exposed to cobalt from failed surgical implants.
- In their everyday lives, the public may be exposed to low levels of cobalt through food, drinking contaminated water, and living near industrial sites.
|Oct 01, 2014||RoC Concept|
|Mar 09, 2015||RoC Protocol|
|Jul 01, 2015||Literature Search Strategy|
|Apr 22, 2016||RoC Monograph - Final (Abstract)
Preferred Citation: National Toxicology Program (NTP). 2016. Report on Carcinogens monograph on cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Toxicology Program. RoC Monograph 06. https://doi.org/10.22427/ROC-MGRAPH-06
Meetings & Events
|Jul 22, 2015||Peer Review of the Draft RoC Monograph on Cobalt and Certain Cobalt Compounds||Expert Panels - RoC||
|Dec 01, 2015||NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting||Board of Scientific Counselors||
|Apr 16, 2014||NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting||Board of Scientific Counselors||
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- Abstract for TR-471
- Abstract for TR-581
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- Testing Status of Cobalt Naphthenate M88222
- Testing Status of Cobalt Sulfate 10228-S
- Testing Status of Cobalt Sulfate Heptahydrate M88032
- Testing Status of Cobaltocene M20415
- Testing Status of Cobaltous Chloride M070004