Barium sulphate was of low acute oral toxicity in rats. Limited studies in rodents involving repeated oral or inhalation exposure failed to identify any overt toxic or reproductive effects. In man, a similar low acute oral toxicity is indicated. The inhalation of the dust can lead to mild lung effects (baritosis) which are, however, potentially reversible and invariably non-debilitating. Tissue inflammation (benign granulomas) can result from the impaction of barium sulphate particles.

Date of Publication: 1994

Number of Pages: 6

CAS Number*: 7727-43-7

Format: PDF available for immediate download

Toxicity Profiles A-Z

1-8 A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Z

toxnewscta 1

* CAS Registry Number is a Registered Trademark of the American Chemical Society

Toxicity Profiles Home Become a Member (50% Off Profiles) Contact Us