and its compounds are extremely toxic.
to them should not exceed 0.1 mg per m2 of skin in an 8-hour time-weighted
average (40-hour work week).
is a suspected human carcinogen but the Department of Health and Human
Services, the International
for Research on Cancer, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
have not classified thallium as to its human carcinogenicity.
defects were not reported in the children of mothers exposed to low
levels from eating vegetables and fruits contaminated with thallium.
in rats, however, exposed to high levels of thallium, showed adverse