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Document ID (ISN)101479
CIS number 03-68
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for pentachlorophenol (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, 269p. Illus. Approx. 775 ref.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp51.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 pentachlorophenol 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: irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract; hepatic damage; possible thyroid effects; developmental effects (congenital cataract) and possible reproduction effects immunological effects; neurological effects; carcinogenic effect (Hodgkin's disease, soft tissue sarcoma and acute leukaemia); haematological effects; skin rashes. (Update of CIS 98-1385).
Descriptors (primary) USA; pentachlorophenol; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; antifertility effects; hepatic damage; irritation; skin absorption; renal damage; thyroid disorders; skin eruption; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; genetic effects; haematological effects; carcinogenic effects; legislation; immunotoxic effects; determination in biological matter; glossary; neurotoxic effects
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) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols