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Toxicological Profile for Cesium

April 2004

CAS#: 7440-46-2

Toxicological Profile PDF PDF Version, 2.3 MB


Toxicological Profile Information

The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for the hazardous substance described here. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a hazardous substance's toxicologic properties. Other pertinent literature is also presented, but is described in less detail than the key studies. The complete list of topics covered (chapter titles) is shown at the left and in more detail further down this page.

The focus of the profile is on health and toxicologic information. Therefore, each profile begins with a Public Health Statement that summarizes in nontechnical language, a substance's relevant properties.

A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQs™, is also available.


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Toxicological Profile PDF Complete Profile, 2.3 MB

The table of contents and list of individual PDF files are given below.


Preface PDF Preface, 568 KB

  • Disclamer
  • Update Statement
  • Foreword
  • Quick reference for health care providers
  • Contributors
  • Peer review
  • Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables


Public Health Statement PDF 1. Public Health Statement, 133 KB

1.1 What is this substance?
1.2 What happens to it when it enters the environment?
1.3 How might I be exposed to it?
1.4 How can it enter and leave my body?
1.5 How can it affect my health?
1.6 How can it affect children?
1.7 How can families reduce the risk or exposure to it?
1.8 Is there a medical test to determine whether I have been exposed to it?
1.9 What recommendations has the federal government made to protect human health?
1.10 Where can I get more information?

Health Effects PDF 2. Relevance to Public Health, 268 KB

2.1 Background and environmental exposures to it in the United States
2.2 Summary of health effects
2.3 Minimal risk levels

Chemical and Physical Information PDF 3. Health Effects, 795 KB

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Discussion of health effects by route of exposure
3.3 Genotoxicity
3.4 Toxicokinetics
3.5 Mechanisms of action
3.6 Endocrine disruption
3.7 Children's susceptibility
3.8 Biomarkers of exposure and effect
3.9 Interactions with other chemicals
3.10 Populations that are unusually susceptible
3.11 Methods for reducing toxic effects
3.12 Adequacy of the database


Production, Import, Use, and Disposal PDF 4. Chemical and Physical Information, 293 KB

4.1 Chemical Identity
4.2 Physical, chemical and radiological properties


Potential for Human Exposure PDF 5. Production, Import, Use, and Disposal, 145 KB

5.1 Production
5.2 Import / Export
5.3 Use
5.4 Disposal

Analytical Methods PDF 6. Potential for Human Exposure, 627 KB

6.1 Overview
6.2 Releases to the environment
6.3 Environmental fate
6.4 Levels monitored or estimated in the environment
6.5 General population and occupational exposure
6.6 Exposures of children
6.7 Populations with potentially high exposures
6.8 Adequacy of the database


Regulations and Advisories PDF 7. Analytical Methods, 251 KB


References PDF 8. Regulations and Advisories, 251 KB


References PDF 9. References, 378 KB


Glossary PDF 10. Glossary, 367 KB


Appendices PDF Appendices, 655 KB

A. ATSDR minimal risk level worksheets
B. User's guide
C. Acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols
D. Overview of basic radiation physics, chemistry, and biology
E. Index


Reference

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2004. Toxicological profile for Cesium. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.

Disclaimer

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