Palladium: biological information

Biological role of palladium: palladium has no biological role. Palladium chloride was formerly prescribed as a treatment for tuberculosis at the rate of 0.065 g per day (approximately 1 mg kg-1) without too many bad side effects.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight no data ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms no data atoms relative to C = 1000000

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with palladium: palladium compounds are encountered relatively rarely by most people. All palladium compounds should be regarded as highly toxic and as carcinogenic. However palladium chloride was formerly prescribed as a treatment for tuberculosis at the rate of 0.065 g per day (approximately 1 mg kg-1) without too many bad side effects.

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