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Niobium Oxide Toxicity

Low toxicity by ingestion. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic vapors of niobium.


Some niobium is found in all parts of the body.
No reports of human intoxication.
An eye and severe skin irritant.
Can cause kidney damage.
Experimentally, there is moderate fibrogenic effect on the lungs
after intra-tracheal administration.
Flammable in the form of dust when exposed to flame or by chemical
reaction. It ignites in fluorine, chlorine.


References :

  1. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.

Out Bound Links

Edouard Bastarache M.D.
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Author of "Substitutions for Raw Ceramic Materials"
Tracy, Québec, CANADA


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