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Pyromorphite toxicity

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Is pyromorphite toxic like lead

asked Jun 27, 2012 by MichaelAllan (120 points)

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None of the mineral guides or scientific studies list any toxic properties to pyromorphite or other lead minerals. I wouldn't ingest the pyromorphite, but i think otherwise its safe to handle.

answered Jun 28, 2012 by hershel (51,840 points)
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Pyromorphite is toxic because it contains lead. Inhaling or ingesting the mineral can lead to lead poisoning or in high doses it can be fatal. After handling pyromorphite be sure to wash hands thoroughly and do not touch face or eyes before doing so. Other than that it is fine to handle.

answered Aug 25, 2012 by Black Curtain (180 points)

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