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Document ID (ISN)75308
CIS number 00-1087
ISBN(s) 90-5549-297-3
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Gezondheidsraad publication 1999/11OSH
Author(s)
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS)
Title Metronidazole - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values
Bibliographic information Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, Netherlands, 1999. 35p. 29 ref.
Abstract Metronidazole is an active substance used in the treatment of trichomoniasis. Additional lifetime cancer risk for metronidazole amounts to 4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.12µg/m3, and 4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 12µg/m3. Main topics covered: carcinogenicity studies and selection of the study suitable for risk estimation in occupational situations; estimation of the potential risk of cancer under workplace exposure conditions on the basis of epidemiologic data; existing occupational exposure limits; toxicity profile. Summary in Dutch.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; carcinogens; toxicology; metronidazole; Netherlands
Descriptors (secondary) toxicity evaluation; criteria document; carcinogenic effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Occupational exposure limits