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Potential Adverse Human Health and Environmental
Effects of TRI Metals and Metal Compounds
1

Source: EPA 1994 Toxics Release Inventory
Public Data Release, Box 1-5


METAL ACUTE CANCER CHRONIC DEVELOP-
MENTAL
REPRO-
DUCTIVE
NEURO-
TOXICITY2
ECO-
TOXICITY
Antimony and antimony compounds X X X X X X
Arsenic and arsenic compounds X X3 X X X X
Barium and barium compounds X X
Beryllium and beryllium compounds X X X X
Cadmium and cadmium compounds X X X X X X X
Chromium and chromium compounds X X4 X X X X
Cobalt and cobalt compounds X X X X5 X X
Copper and copper compounds X X X
Lead and lead compounds X X6 X X X X X
Manganese and manganese compounds X X X X X
Mercury and mercury compounds X X X7 X X
Nickel and nickel compounds X8 X X X X X
Selenium and selenium compounds X X9 X X
Silver and silver compounds X X X
Thallium and thallium compounds X X X X X
Zinc and zinc compounds X X X X

1From Chapter 1, box 5, 1994 Toxics Release Inventory: Public Data Release, EPA-745-R-96-002.
2ATSDR Toxicological Profiles.
3Inorganic compounds. Organic compounds, however, can also cause this effect if they dissociate to give arsenic ion.
4Hexavalent compounds.
5Cobalt chloride and cobalt sulfate; ATSDR Toxicological Profile, 1991.
6Inorganic compounds.
7Hazardous Substances Data Bank; Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database.
8Primarily nickel carbonyl.
9Selenium sulfide classified as B2 by EPA.

Source: USEPA 1994 Toxics Release Inventory Public Data Release (EPA 745-R-96-002, June 1996).

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