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Document ID (ISN)101645
CIS number 03-540
ISBN(s) 92-4-1530-47-2
Year 2002
Convention or series no. CICAD No.47
Author(s) Czerczak S., Fishbein L.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Arsine: Human health aspects
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2002. iv, 29p. 107 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document: the target organ of arsine poisoning is the haematopoietic system. Arsine induces haemolysis causing haemoglobinuria and subsequent kidney damage. Myocardial and pulmonary failures are other causes of death. Aneamia and increased leucocytosis is observed at various degrees. There are no data on the carcinogenicity or mutagenicity of arsine to humans or experimental animals.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; toxicology; arsine
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; WHO; anaemia; criteria document; haematuria; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; haematotoxic effects; nephrotoxic effects; haemolysis
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvincePoland; USA; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances