Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and teratogenicity of nickel.

  title={Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and teratogenicity of nickel.},
  author={Allison Leonard and Georg Gerber and Paul Jacquet},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={87 1},
Nickel is widely used in the metallurgical industry, and although not released extensively into the environment, may represent a hazard to human health. Owing to their low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, nickel compounds, except nickel carbonyl, are essentially non-toxic after ingestion. Epidemiological investigations and experimental studies have demonstrated that certain nickel compounds are extremely potent carcinogens after inhalation, but also that the carcinogenic risk is… CONTINUE READING

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