Toxicological Profile for Cobalt
Draft for Public Comment
Comments may be submitted via Regulations.gov
Public Comment Period Closes on May 10, 2023
Toxicological Profile Information
The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicology and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described therein. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a substance's toxicological properties.
A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQs™, is also available.
Toxicological Profile Access
In order to access the ATSDR toxicological profile PDF files below, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download that program free from Adobe.
Complete Profilepdf icon[PDF - 6.08 MB]
Preface/Table of Contentspdf icon[PDF - 565 KB]
1. Relevance to Public Healthpdf icon[PDF - 1.01 MB]
2. Health Effectspdf icon[PDF - 2.9 MB]
3. Toxicokinetics, Susceptible Populations, Biomarkers, Chemical Interactionspdf icon[PDF - 1.17 MB]
4. Chemical and Physical Informationpdf icon[PDF - 316 KB]
5. Potential for Human Exposurepdf icon[PDF - 0.98 MB]
6. Adequacy of the Databasepdf icon[PDF - 496 KB]
7. Regulations and Guidelinespdf icon[PDF - 313 KB]
8. Referencespdf icon[PDF - 526 KB]
Appendicespdf icon[PDF - 1.89 MB]
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry (ATSDR). 2023. Toxicological Profile for Cobalt (Draft for Public Comment).
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Public Health Service.
All ATSDR toxicological profile PDF files are electronic conversions from other electronic text files. This conversion may have resulted in character translation or format errors.
Regulations or guidelines may change. Please check with the appropriate agency for any changes to the regulations or guidelines cited.
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For more information, contact:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Innovation and Analytics, Toxicology Section
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Chamblee, GA 30341-3717
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO 888-232-6348 (TTY)
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