Tungsten toxicity

Mark L. Witten, Paul R. Sheppard, Brandon L. Witten

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalChemico-Biological Interactions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 5 2012


  • Fallon
  • Leukemia
  • Nevada
  • Toxicity
  • Tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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