Agent Name

Lead fluoride

CAS Number

7783-46-2

Formula

F2-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead(+2) fluoride; Lead difluoride; Lead fluoride (PbF2); Plomb fluorure [French]; Plumbous fluoride; Lead(II) fluoride; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White to colorless crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in fuses, catalysts, glass coatings, and phosphors for television screens; [HSDB]

Comments

Not a skin or mucous membrane irritant; Toxic by ingestion or inhalation; [CAMEO] See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb see 29 CFR 1910.1025 (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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