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Document ID (ISN)107346
CIS number 07-1397
ISBN(s) 92-4-151061-7
Year 1991
Convention or series no. HSG 61
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Isobenzan - Health and safety guide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 23p. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This document provides practical guidance on the application of exposure limitation guidelines contained in Environmental Health Criteria 129 (see CIS 92-945). Contents: identity and uses of isobenzan (telodrin); human health hazards; health surveillance and first aid; safety in storage and use; environmental hazards; current regulations and guidelines. Although no longer manufactured, this organochlorine insecticide may still be present in the original waste disposal sites or dredgings from contaminated sediments. The substance is highly toxic and very persistent in the environment. Health hazards include poisoning by skin contact or dust inhalation and eye irritation.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; telodrin
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; data sheet; eye irritation; ILO; UNEP; WHO; skin absorption; labelling; storage; permissible levels; first aid; containment of spills; fire protection; legislation; disposal of harmful waste
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