Strontium : CAS#: 7440-24-6
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Strontium : CAS#: 7440-24-6

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      This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about strontium. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.

      Highlights: Exposure to stable or radioactive strontium occurs from ingesting contaminated food or drinking water or breathing contaminated air. In children, high levels of stable strontium can impair bone growth. High levels of radioactive strontium can cause anemia or cancer. Strontium has been found in at least 102 of the 1,636 National Priority List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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