Agent Name

Radium chloride

CAS Number

10025-66-8

Formula

Cl2-Ra

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

White or slightly brown solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in radiography of metals, as a radon source, and as an antineoplastic agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Radioactive; The commercial product is usually a mixture with barium chloride; [Merck Index] See "Radium" and linked occupational diseases.

Reference Link

ATSDR - ToxFAQs - Radium

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

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NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

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