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Document ID (ISN)107747
CIS number 08-176
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-046-S-10
Author(s) Falcy M., Reygagne A.
Title Halogen derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons. Chloronaphthalenes
Original title Dérivés halogénés d'hydrocarbures aromatiques. Chloronaphtalènes [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2006, No.151, 20p. Illus. 156 ref.
Abstract This article reviews the physical, chemical and toxicological properties of a group of organic substances consisting of aromatic rings where one or several hydrogen atoms are replaced by halogens. Some chloronaphthalenes are widely used in occupational settings (chemical synthesis) and in commonly-used products (paints, perfumes and deodorants). Toxicological properties vary from product to product, but generally involve irritation or neurotoxicity. Systemic effects (hepatoxicity, porphyria, renal or haematological damage) are discussed in detail for the most common products. Finally, where known, the specific effects (mutagenicity, carcinogenicity and reprotoxicity) are described.
Descriptors (primary) France; halogenated hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; toxicology; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; chlorobenzenes; mutagens; antifertility effects; carcinogens; chloronaphthalenes; chlorobenzene; chlorotoluenes; epidemiology; toxic substances; bromobenzene; fluorobenzene; iodobenzene; animal experiments; in vitro experiments; encyclopaedia; data sheet; literature survey
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Halogenated hydrocarbons