Health monitoring for antimony

This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to antimony.  


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Antimony (CAS 7440-36-0) is a brittle, silver white metallic element. You can find antimony (Sb) in different oxidation states, like free metal, trivalent (Sb[III]) and pentavalent (Sb[V]) oxidation. 

Antimony is in the environment mainly as antimony sulfide and stibnite. Antimony’s main use is as a fire retardant in plastics, rubber, building materials and textiles. 

Examples of work involving antimony include mining and smelting. 

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