インジウム化合物およびインジウム・スズ酸化物の生体影響  [in Japanese] Health Effect of Indium Compounds and Indium-Tin Oxide  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 田中 昭代 TANAKA Akiyo
    • 九州大学大学院 医学研究院 環境医学分野 Division of Hygiene, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

Abstract

There was little information regarding the adverse health effects to humans or animals arising from exposure to indium compounds until mid 1990. However, due to the increasingly frequent industrial use of indium such as indium-tin oxide (ITO), the potential occupational or environmental exposure to indium compounds has attracted much attention. In 2001, the first case of interstitial pneumonia caused by exposure to ITO occupationally was reported. Recent animal studies have indicated the pulmonary or testicular toxicity of indium compounds. Furthermore, carcinogenicity of InP was demonstrated by the inhalation study in rats and mice and that of InAs was suspected in the intratracheal instillation study using hamsters. It appeared that indium was toxic when released from the particles, though the physical characteristics of the particles also contribute to toxic effect. It is necessary to pay much greater attention to the human exposure of indium, indium compounds or ITO.

Journal

  • Earozoru Kenkyu

    Earozoru Kenkyu 20(3), 213-218, 2005

    Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000125445
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0912-2834
  • Data Source
    CJPref  J-STAGE 
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