Water Sanitation Health

Antimony in drinking-water

Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

Acronyms and abbreviations used in the text

AAS atomic absorption spectrophotometry
APT potassium antimony tartrate
AST sodium antimony tartrate
ATO antimony trioxide
ATP adenosine triphosphate
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
GLP Good Laboratory Practice
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
IUCLID International Uniform Chemical Information Database
LD50 median lethal dose
LOAEC lowest-observed-adverse-effect concentration
LOAEL lowest-observed-adverse-effect level
NOAEL no-observed-adverse-effect level
NTP National Toxicology Program (USA)
USA United States of America