Toxin Profiles

Substance Name

Iron
Identification Number: CASRN | 7439-89-6

  Nastiness Attributes


  • Carcinogenic Properties

    Accumulating evidence points to cancer potential. Exercise caution with this substance, explore your exposure routes and consider complete avoidance. See further details under Toxins.

  • Endocrine Disrupter

    Interferes with your hormones. Hormones are powerful messengers that can bind to DNA. You don't want to mess with them.

  • Reproductive Effects

    Interferes with fertility

  • Toxic to specific organs

    Can damage liver, kidney, lungs, heart or gut. Ironically liver, kidneys and gut are the main detoxifications systems.

  • Has known Side Effects

    This is often the result of long or short term medication use. The same medication can have a range of side effects ranging from none at all to totally debilitating symptoms within different individuals. Reasons for this include individual genetics, individual detoxification capacity, nutrition status, duration of use and total number of medications being taken.


    It becomes very difficult to establish clear causes of symptoms when multiple medications are being taken at once.


    See SIDE EFFECTS LINKOUT at end of this profile.


  • CATEGORIES: Pit Chemicals | Chemicals detected in flowback and produced water - collectively referred to as - hydraulic fracturing wastewater | Medication or Drug | Household Toxin | Food Toxin | Synthetic Toxin | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Non Food Use Only | Medication Approved in Australian (on the PBS)
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Inorganic Compounds | Homogeneous Metal Compounds | Homogeneous Transition Metal Compounds | | Homogeneous Transition Metal Compounds
  • SYNONYMS: 26Fe | Ed-In-Sol | Eisen | Fe | Fe-40 | Feosol | Feostat | fer | Fer-In-Sol | Feraheme | Feratab | Ferate | Fergon | Ferralet | Ferretts | Ferro sanol | Ferro-Caps | Ferro-Time | Ferrousal | Ferrum | Hierro | Siderol | Simron | Slow Fe | Vitedyn-Slo | Yieronia
  • DESCRIPTION: Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - Thinner, emulsifier, surfactant, fracturing | A metallic element found in certain minerals, in nearly all soils, and in mineral waters. It is an essential constituent of hemoglobin, cytochrome, and other components of respiratory enzyme systems. Its chief functions are in the transport of oxygen to tissue (hemoglobin) and in cellular oxidation mechanisms. Depletion of iron stores may result in iron-deficiency anemia. Iron is used to build up the blood in anemia.
  • COMMENTS:
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: Fe
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | T3DB | PubChem | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | EPA in USA | EAFUS | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts | Drugbank | Australian Approved Medications PBS | USA FDA APPROVED DRUG PRODUCTS
  • LAST UPDATE: 21/04/2015

  Health Associations

Mostly focused on Health Implications of Long Term Exposure to this substance

  • SYMPTOMS:
  • POSSIBLE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES:
  • ACTION OF TOXIN: Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin. Iron-deficiency can lead to decreased production of hemoglobin and a microcytic, hypochromic anemia. |
  • TOXIN SITES OF ACTION IN CELL: "Cytoplasm", "Extracellular"
  • Additional Exposure Routes: Used in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anemia.
  • SEE MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

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