Agent Name

Lutetium

CAS Number

7439-94-3

Formula

Lu

Major Category

Metals

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Silvery white metal; [Merck Index] Soft and ductile metal; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Source: Rare earth minerals; [Merck Index] Uses: Nuclear industry; [Hawley]

Comments

See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 1663 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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