Although CoCl2 as well as NiCl2 are suspected of causing genetic defects and are toxic to aquatic life, the acute toxicity of CoCl2 is lower than that of NiCl2 (LD50 (CoCl2, rat oral) = 418 mg/kg; LD50(NiCl2, rat oral) = 186 mg/kg); see: Egorova KS. Ananikov VP.
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