This monograph has been produced by staff of a National Poisons Information Service Centre in the United Kingdom. The work was commissioned and funded by the UK Departments of Health, and was designed as a source of detailed information for use by poisons information centres.
Peer review group: Directors of the UK National Poisons Information
Toxbase summary for Tellurium:
Type of product
Tellurium and its compounds are industrial chemicals used in metal
alloys, "daylight lamps" and the electronics industry.
Acute poisoning is rare. Two men died after 2g sodium tellurite was
mistakenly injected during retrograde pyelography (Keall et al, 1946).
Exposure may occur occupationally, particularly during the production
of metal alloys and electrolytic copper refining.