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Document ID (ISN)101477
CIS number 03-66
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for benzidine (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Sep. 2001. xix, 201p. Illus. Approx. 720 ref.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp62.html [in English]
Abstract This profile was prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of benzidine is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards include: carcinogenic effects (primarily bladder cancer and other sites); immunological effects (T-lymphocyte reduction); allergic eczematous dermatitis and sensitization. (Update of CIS 97-227).
Descriptors (primary) USA; toxicology; benzidine; health hazards; toxicity evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; carcinogens; bladder tumour; eczema; limitation of exposure; sensitization; legislation; immunotoxic effects; determination in biological matter; glossary; criteria document; exposure evaluation
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic amines