Agent Name

Lead(II) citrate

CAS Number

512-26-5

Formula

C6-H8-O7.3/2Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead citrate; Trilead dicitrate; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, lead(2+) salt; Citric acid, lead(2+) salt (2:3) (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Corrosive solid; Slightly soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

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

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: