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Document ID (ISN)57961
CIS number 92-945
ISBN(s) 92-4-157129-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 129
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Isobenzan
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1992. 62p. 88 ref. Price: CHF 10.00 (in developing countries: CHF 7.00).
Abstract Isobenzan, also called Telodrin, is highly toxic and very persistent. Although no longer manufactured, it may still be present in the original waste disposal sites or dredgings from contaminated sediments. Data on exposed humans are limited to studies on workers in a factory in the Netherlands during the manufacture and formulation of isobenzan; several cases of intoxication and convulsions were reported. The available information on the hazards of isobenzan is incomplete, but is sufficient to indicate that no human or environmental exposure to this substance should be allowed. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; IPCS; toxicity evaluation; insecticides; toxicology; telodrin
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; literature survey; criteria document; UNEP; WHO; ILO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals