Tungsten toxicity.

Chemico-biological interactions (2011-12-21)
Mark L Witten, Paul R Sheppard, Brandon L Witten
ABSTRACT

There is emerging evidence that tungsten has toxic health effects. We summarize the recent tungsten toxicity research in this short review. Tungsten is widely used in many commercial and military applications because it has the second highest melting temperature of any element. Consequently, it is important to elucidate the potential health effects of tungsten.

MATERIALS
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Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, powder, 10 μm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, powder, 12 μm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, wire, diam. 0.25 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, foil, thickness 0.05 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, foil, thickness 0.127 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, foil, thickness 0.25 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Tungsten, foil, thickness 0.5 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Tungsten, wire reel, 5m, diameter 0.005mm, gold plated, 99.95%
Tungsten, wire reel, 25m, diameter 0.05mm, clean, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, light tested, 100x100mm, thickness 0.05mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, wire, straight, 300mm, diameter 0.10mm, 99.9+%
Tungsten, wire reel, 5m, diameter 0.125mm, clean, 99.95%
Tungsten, wire reel, 20m, diameter 1.0mm, clean, 99.95%
Tungsten, wire reel, 25m, diameter 0.1mm, clean, 99.95%
Tungsten, rod, 100mm, diameter 1.6mm, centerless ground, 99.95%
Tungsten, wire reel, 5m, diameter 0.25mm, clean, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.15mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.2mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.3mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 0.5mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 1.0mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 100x100mm, thickness 2.0mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 150x150mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 150x150mm, thickness 0.15mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 150x150mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 150x150mm, thickness 0.5mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 150x150mm, thickness 1.0mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Tungsten, foil, 200x200mm, thickness 0.15mm, as rolled, 99.95%