Aluminum toxicity

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Aluminum Metal

  • Dusts cause respiratory tract and eye irritation
  • Acute exposures can cause bronchoconstriction and asthma-like response
  • Chronic exposure can lead to pulmonary fibrosis
  • Increased incidence of cancer

Aluminum phosphide

  • Used as a fumigant
  • Contact with moisture produces phosphine gas
  • Respiratory tract irritant

Aluminum oxide

  • Physical irritant, nuisance particulate

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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