Toxicological Profile for Copper

CAS#: 7440-50-8

Draft for Public Comment
Comments available at
Public Comment Period Closed on July 26, 2022

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

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Complete Profilepdf icon[PDF - 5.04 MB]

Prefacepdf icon[PDF - 676 KB]

1. Relevance to Public Healthpdf icon[PDF - 520 KB]

2. Health Effectspdf icon[PDF - 2.03 KB]

3. Toxicokinetics, Susceptible Populations, Biomarkers, Chemical Interactionspdf icon[PDF - 465 KB]

4. Chemical and Physical Informationpdf icon[PDF - 290 KB]

5. Potential for Human Exposurepdf icon[PDF - 1.12 MB]

6. Adequacy of the Databasepdf icon[PDF - 379 KB]

7. Regulations and Advisoriespdf icon[PDF - 271 KB]

8. Referencespdf icon[PDF - 484 KB]

Appendicespdf icon[PDF - 1.85 MB]


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2022. Toxicological Profile for Copper (Draft for Public Comment). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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Page last reviewed: April 27, 2022