White lead

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A less commonly used name for the white pigment composed of basic lead carbonate. For use in artists' paints, it is more often called lead white.

See Lead white and Lead carbonate, basic.

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 444
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993