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Document ID (ISN)101643
CIS number 03-538
ISBN(s) 92-4-153045-6
Year 2002
Convention or series no. CICAD No.45
Author(s) Gomes R., Liteplo R., Meek M.E.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Ethylene glycol: Human health aspects
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2002. iv, 38p. Illus. 134 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document: data available from acute poisoning indicate that the kidney is a critical organ for the toxicity of ethylene glycol; neurological and neurobehavioural disorders have been reported but available data are inadequate to assess potential neurological and immunological effects associated with ethylene glycol. Data from animal studies indicate that ethylene glycol has nephrotoxic and teratogenic effects; there is evidence of reproductive toxicity in mice (at very high doses) but not in rats.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; toxicology; ethylene glycol
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; criteria document; animal experiments; neurological effects; nephrotoxic effects; WHO
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glycols