[Health effects of solar cell component material. Toxicity of indium compounds to laboratory animals determined by intratracheal instillations].

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Owing to the increasing interest being paid to the issue of the global environment, the production of solar cells has increased rapidly in recent years. Copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) is a new efficient thin film used in some types of solar cell. Indium is a constitutive element of CIGS thin-film solar cells. It was thought that indium compounds were not harmful until the beginning of the 1990s because there was little information regarding the adverse health effects on humans or animals arising from exposure to indium compounds. After the mid-1990s, data became available indicating that indium compounds can be toxic to animals. In animal studies, it has been clearly demonstrated that indium compounds cause pulmonary toxicity and that the dissolution of indium compounds in the lungs is considerably slow, as shown by repeated intratracheal instillations in experimental animals. Thus, it is necessary to pay much greater attention to human exposure to indium compounds, and precautions against possible exposure to indium compounds are paramount with regard to health management.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)83-87
ページ数5
ジャーナルNihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene
68
2
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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