Tellurium: biological information

Tellurium has no biological role. All tellurium compounds are highly toxic.

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

How much tellurium is in your body? Find out here.

You can use this form to calculate how much tellurium 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.

Calculate how much tellurium is in your body
Enter your weight here: You contain about : grams of tellurium

Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with tellurium: fortunately, tellurium compounds are encountered rarely by most people. All tellurium compounds are highly toxic. Tellurium compounds are teratogenic. Tellurium compounds should only be handled by competent chemists since ingestion in even small amounts causes dreadful smelling breath and appalling body odour.

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