Agent Name

Slags, lead smelting

CAS Number

69029-84-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Blast furnace slag (Lead); Lead blast furnace slag; Lead smelter slag; Secondary lead smelting blast furnace slag; [ChemIDplus] Eisen-Silicat-Schlacke; Fayalit-Schlacke; Trommelofenschlacke; Schlacke aus NE-Metallschmelzen; Metallhuttenschlackensand; Schachtofenschlacke; [IUCLID]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Solid; [IUCLID]

Sources/Uses

Used for the extraction, refining, and processing of metals and as an intermediate; [IUCLID] Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of metals and non-metallic mineral products (i.e. plasters and cement); [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

"TSCA Definition 2008: Slag formed as the feed progresses through the blast furnace in lead smelting. Consists primarily of metallic elements and oxides of calcium, magnesium and silicon." [ChemIDplus] Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Possible reproductive and fetal toxicant; Suspected carcinogen; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; [ACGIH]

TLV (ACGIH)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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