Agent Name

Lead(II) oxide

CAS Number

1317-36-8

Formula

O-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bleimonoxid; Bleioxyd; C.I. 77577; C.I. Pigment Yellow 46; CI 77577; CI Pigment Yellow 46; Lead Oxide Yellow; Lead monooxide; Lead monoxide; Lead oxide; Lead oxide (PbO); Lead oxide (VAN); Lead protoxide; Lead(2+) oxide; Lead(II) oxide; Litharge; Litharge Pure; Litharge Yellow L-28; Massicot; Massicotite; Plumbi monoxidum; Plumbous oxide; Plumbum oxydatum; Yellow Lead Ocher; [ChemIDplus] UN3288

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Red to yellow crystals; [ICSC] Practically insoluble in water (17 mg/L at 20 deg C); [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Sources/Uses

Used in ointments, plasters, pottery glazes, glass flux, lead glass, varnishes, metal cements, colorants (brass, bronze, hair, nails, wool, and horn), and rubber pigments; Also used to make boiled linseed oil and to assay gold and silver ores; [Merck Index] Used in storage batteries, high-temperature lubricants, capacitors, electrophotographic plates, transducers, and magnetic materials; [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 = 888 deg C; [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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