|Document ID (ISN)||107342|
|Convention or series no.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||Pyrrolizidine alkaloids - Health and safety guide
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 19p. Illus.
||07-1394.pdf [in English]
http://www.inchem.org/documents/hsg/hsg/hsg026.htm [in English]
||This document provides practical guidance on the application of exposure limitation guidelines contained in Environmental Health Criteria 80 (see CIS 89-944). Contents: identity and use of pyrrolizidine alkaloids; effects on human health; risk evaluation; preventive measures and medical advice; current regulations and guidelines. The toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids form a large group of related compounds that occur in plants. Human health hazards include swelling of the abdomen and veno-occlusive disease, which may result in cirrhosis.
||IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; pyrrolizidines
||ILO; UNEP; WHO; data sheet; cirrhosis; first aid; legislation; symptoms
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)