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Document ID (ISN)110428
CIS number 09-1201
ISBN(s) 978-92-4-153072-9
Year 2009
Convention or series no. CICAD No.72
Author(s) Risher J.F., Keith L.S.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Iodine and inorganic iodides: Human health aspects
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2009. iv, 53p. Approx. 320 ref.
Internet access http://www.who.int/entity/ipcs/publications/cicad/cicad72.pdf [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document on iodine and inorganic iodides: inhalation exposure to low iodine vapour concentrations have been shown to result in increases in airway resistance and a decrease in breathing rate in guinea pigs. The primary effects of long-term oral exposure to elevated amounts of inorganic iodide are, paradoxically, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, due to the complex physiological processes involved in regulating thyroid activity to maintain iodine homeostasis. Iodine does not cause mutagenic effects. The radioactive iodine isotopes are outside the scope of this document. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) iodine and compounds; iodides; health hazards; toxicology; IPCS
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; iodine; hydriodic acid; ILO; criteria document; WHO; hydrocyanic acid; thyroid disorders; animal experiments; UNEP
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances