Selenium and Compounds

CASRN 7782-49-2

  • IRIS Summary (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K)
  • Status: Selenium and Compounds is not being reassessed by IRIS at this time.

Health Hazard Assessments for Effects Other than Cancer


Reference Dose for Oral Exposure (RfD) (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K) last updated: 06/01/1991

RfD (mg/kg-day) System Basis PoD Composite UF Confidence
5 x10-3 Nervous, Hematologic, Dermal Clinical selenosis NOAEL : 1.5 x10-2
mg/kg-day
3 High

Reference Concentration for Inhalation Exposure (RfC) (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K)
Not assessed under the IRIS Program.

Cancer Assessment


Weight of Evidence for Cancer (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K) last updated: 03/01/1991

WOE Characterization Framework for WOE Characterization
D (Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity) Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment (US EPA, 1986)
Basis:
  • Based on inadequate human data and inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in animals. The evidence for various selenium compounds in animal and mutagenicity studies is conflicting and difficult to interpret; however, evidence for selenium sulfide is sufficient for a B2 (probable human carcinogen) classification.
  • This may be a synopsis of the full weight-of-evidence narrative.

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Oral Exposure (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K)

Not assessed under the IRIS Program.

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Inhalation Exposure (PDF) (24 pp, 166 K)

Not assessed under the IRIS Program.

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