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Document ID (ISN)102748
CIS number 03-1538
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for atrazine
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. 2003. xix, 222p. Illus. Approx. 560 ref.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp153.pdf [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 atrazine is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, importation, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards include: effects on the reproductive function (pre-term delivery); slightly increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among exposed farmers as well as suggestive evidence of weak associations between triazine/atrazine exposure and increased risk of prostate, breast and ovarian cancers.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; USA; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; atrazine
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; complications of pregnancy; limitation of exposure; criteria document; carcinogenic effects; legislation; determination in biological matter; glossary; 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) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals