Ruthenium: biological information

Biological role of ruthenium: ruthenium has no biological role.

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 ruthenium: ruthenium compounds are encountered relatively rarely by most people. All ruthenium compounds should be regarded as highly toxic and as carcinogenic. Compounds of ruthenium stain the skin very strongly. It seems that ingested ruthenium is retained strongly in bones. Ruthenium oxide, RuO4, is highly toxic and volatile, and to be avoided.

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