Agent Name

Lead(II) telluride

CAS Number

1314-91-6

Formula

Pb-Te

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead monotelluride; Lead telluride; [ChemFinder]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Silver-grey solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in photoconductor cells and in semiconductor research; [Merck Index]

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 (0.1 mg/m3, as Te)

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb (0.1 mg/m3, as Te)

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 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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