Zirconium: biological information

Zirconium has no biological role. The tolerance of human tissues to it makes the metal suitable for some artificial joints and limbs.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight50 ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms3 atoms relative to C = 1000000

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

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with zirconium: zirconium compounds are encountered relatively rarely by most people. There is little toxicological data but it seems most compounds are not inherently toxic. The metal dust should be treated as a major fire and explosion hazard.

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