Agent Name

Lanthanum fluoride

CAS Number

13709-38-1

Formula

F3-La

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lanthanum trifluoride. [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

White powder; Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in phosphor lamp coating, carbon arc electrodes, and lasers; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Lanthanum." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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