Titanium: biological information
Titanium has no biological role. The metal is regarded as hypoallergenic.
Levels 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 titanium:
Titanium metal powder is a major fire hazard but titanium salts are often regarded as relatively harmless. Compounds such as TiCl3 and TiCl4 should be regarded as corrosive. Titanium tends to accumulate in silica-containing tissues.
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- N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.