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Uses of Lead and Thallium

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1.1 Uses & Benefits
  • It is also used in insecticides, hair dyes and as an anti-knocking additive for petrol. But all these are banned by the government as Lead metal is known for detrimental to health.
  • Thallium is a toxic metal and hence it has limited uses. Thallium metal is mostly used for producing photoelectric cells.
  • In thermometer’s mercury alloy has 8% of thallium, as it has a melting point lower than 20°C.
1.1.1 Industrial Uses
Chemical Industry, Electrical Industry, Electronic Industry
Chemical Industry
1.1.2 Medical Uses
Surgical Instruments Manufacturing
Medical Research
1.1.3 Other Uses
Alloys
Alloys
1.2 Biological Properties
1.2.1 Toxicity
Toxic
Highly Toxic
1.2.2 Present in Human Body
70% Post Transition Metals Metals have it !
70% Post Transition Metals Metals have it !
1.2.3 In Blood
Uses of Sodium
0.21 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 11 (Overall)
0.00 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 34 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium
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1.2.4 In Bone
Uses of Calcium
30.00 p.p.m.
Rank: 10 (Overall)
0.00 p.p.m.
Rank: 33 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium