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Document ID (ISN)100611
CIS number 02-1834
ISBN(s) 92-832-1281-9
Year 2002
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 81
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Man-made vitreous fibres
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland; International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France 2002. vii, 418p. Illus. Approx. 500 ref. Index.
Abstract This monograph presents the views and expert opinions of an IARC working group which met in Lyon, France, 9-16 October 2001 on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans of man-made vitreous fibres. Special-purpose glass fibres such as E-glass and 475-glass, as well as refractory ceramic fibres were rated 2B (possibly carcinogenic in humans); insulation glass wool, continuous glass filaments, rock wool and slag wool were rated 3 (not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans).
Descriptors (primary) WHO; IARC; glass fibre; carcinogenic effects; cancer; ceramic fibres; hazard evaluation; mineral wool
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; literature survey; epidemiologic study; criteria document; classification; glossary; animal experiments
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures