Agent Name

Lead(II) bromide

CAS Number

10031-22-8

Formula

Br2-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead bromide; Lead(2+) bromide; Lead bromide (PbBr2); Lead dibromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst to make polyesters, a filler for polypropylene (flame-resistant), and in glass optical waveguides; [[Ullmann]

Comments

Toxic by inhalation; [Hawley] See "Bromine." 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

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: