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Main Title Summary review of health effects associated with elemental and inorganic phosphorus compounds.
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-8-89-072; ECAO-R-0132; EPA-DW-89932918-01; PB91102327
Stock Number PB91-102327
OCLC Number 22541234
Subjects Phosphorus--Toxicology. ; Phosphorus compounds--Toxicology. ; Phosphorus--Environmental aspects. ; Phosphorus compounds--Environmental aspects. ; Health risk assessment--United States. ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects. ; Phosphorus--toxicity. ; Phosphorus--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Phosphorus inorganic compounds ; Phosphorus ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Metabolism ; Health hazards ; Phosphene ; Pharmacokinetics ; Risk assessment ; Mutagenicity tests ; Carcinogenicity tests
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EJED  EPA-600/8-89/072 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA/600/8-89-072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/02/1990
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ELDM  RA1231.P5S85 1990 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 01/15/1999
ERAD  EPA 600/8-89-072 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/25/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-8-89-072 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB91-102327 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 71 pages.
Abstract Phosphorus is a nonmetallic essential element. Although phosphorus occurs naturally in the environment, most of the phosphorus in the environment results from its manufacture into one of the three allotropic forms (white, red, or black) or into phosphorus compounds and during the transport and use of these compounds. White phosphorus/felt and red phosphorus/butyl rubber are irritating to the skin and eyes. Phosphoric acid, phosphorus pentoxide, and the phosphorus chlorides are irritating, in some cases corrosive, to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Inhalation of these compounds has produced respiratory tract irritation in mammals. The phosphorus chlorides have also produced effects on the kidney, liver, and nervous systems of experimental animals. Phosphine is highly toxic by the inhalation route of exposure and has reportedly produced gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous system effects in humans. A definite conclusion regarding the possible reproductive/teratogenic, mutagenic, or carcinogenic potential of these compounds cannot be drawn because of the lack of adequate studies.
Notes "July 1990." "EPA/600-8-89-072." Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-71).
Place Published Research Triangle Park, NC
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Title Ser Add Ent Health issue assessment.
PUB Date Free Form 1990
Series Title Traced Health issue assessment
Series Title Untraced Health issue assessment
NTIS Prices PC A05/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 22532698; 1225813741
OCLC Time Stamp 20180828052033
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/9:600/8-89/072; EP 1.23/9:600/8-89-072; EP 1.23/9:600/8-, 89/072
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OCLC Rec Leader 02760cam 2200721 a 45010