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Document ID (ISN)108350
CIS number 08-769
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for xylene (Update)
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, Aug. 2007. xx, 330p. Illus. Approx. 750 ref. Index.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp71.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 xylene is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards include: irritation of the eyes, skin and upper respiratory tract; respiratory disorders; lung diseases; gastric disorders; visual function disorders; liver damage; renal damage; neurotoxic effects; heart diseases; teratogenic effects. IARC has determined that xylene is not classifiable with respect to its human carcinogenicity because of insufficient evidence (Update of CIS 97-235).
Descriptors (primary) USA; toxicology; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; xylene
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; visual function disorders; hepatic damage; p-xylene; irritation; gastric disorders; renal damage; lung diseases; respiratory diseases; m-xylene; o-xylene; heart diseases; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; teratogenic effects; glossary; neurotoxic effects
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) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures