Agent Name

Lead(II) carbonate

CAS Number

598-63-0

Formula

C-H2-O3.Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerussete; Cerussite; Dibasic lead carbonate; Lead(2+) carbonate; Plumbous carbonate; Carbonic acid, lead(2+) salt (1:1); Lead carbonate (PbCO3); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless crystals; [HSDB] Practically insoluble (1.1 mg/L at 25 deg C); [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Sources/Uses

Used in polymerization catalysts, curing agents for silicon resins; heat-resistant lubricants; lead-acid storage batteries, wire-reinforced hoses, thermistors, and heat stabilizers for PVC polymers; Also used in electrophotography and thermographic copying; [HSDB]

Comments

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

Explanatory Notes

mp = 315 deg C (decomposes); [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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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