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Document ID (ISN)107342
CIS number 07-1394
ISBN(s) 92-4-154347-7
Year 1989
Convention or series no. HSG 26
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Pyrrolizidine alkaloids - Health and safety guide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 19p. Illus.
Internet access 07-1394.pdf [in English] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; pyrrolizidines
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; UNEP; WHO; data sheet; cirrhosis; first aid; legislation; symptoms
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds