Astatine: biological information

Astatine 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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You can use this form to calculate how much astatine your body contains. Enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds and click the "Calculate" button. You must enter a number, not text! Elements for which there are no data will always give a value of zero for the weight, no matter what you put in the weight box.

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with astatine: astatine does not occur to any significant extent in the biosphere and so normally never presents a risk. Astatine is studied in a few nuclear research laboratories where its high radioactivity requires special handling techniques and precautions. From a chemical point of view one, can speculate that its toxicity would mimic that of iodine.

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