|Document ID (ISN)||101493|
|Convention or series no.
||IARC Monographs 82
World Health Organization (WHO)
||IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Some traditional herbal medicines, some mycotoxins, naphthalene and styrene
||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.
||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).
||carcinogens; WHO; IARC; naphthalene; mycotoxins; medicinal plants; hazard evaluation; styrene
||mutagenic effects; literature survey; anthraquinone; fumonisin B1; criteria document; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; carcinogenic effects; glossary; aflatoxins
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures