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Document ID (ISN)101493
CIS number 03-340
ISBN(s) 92-832-1282-7
Year 2002
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 82
Author(s)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Some traditional herbal medicines, some mycotoxins, naphthalene and styrene
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. vi, 590p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 40.00.
Abstract The following substances are evaluated in this publication with respect to their carcinogenicity in humans: some herbal medicines (aristolochia species and aristolochic acids; rubia tinctorum, morinda officinalis and anthraquinones; senecio species and riddelliine); some mycotoxins (aflatoxins and fumonisin B1); naphthalene; styrene. Herbal remedies containing plant species of the genus aristolochia and naturally occurring mixtures of aflatoxins are classified in group 1 (carcinogenic in humans); naturally-occurring mixtures of aristolochic acids are classified in group 2A (probably carcinogenic in humans); laxatives containing anthraquinone derivatives, riddelliine, naturally-occurring mixtures of fumonisin B1, naphthalene and styrene are classified in group 2B (possibly carcinogenic in humans); madder root (rubia tinctorum) is classified in group 3 (cannot be classified as to its carcinogenicity in humans).
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; WHO; IARC; naphthalene; mycotoxins; medicinal plants; hazard evaluation; styrene
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; literature survey; anthraquinone; fumonisin B1; criteria document; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; carcinogenic effects; glossary; aflatoxins
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures