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Document ID (ISN)102272
CIS number 03-1084
ISBN(s) 92-4-153049-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. CICAD No.49
Author(s) Ziegler-Skylakakis K., Kielhorn J., Könnecker G., Koppenhöfer J., Mangelsdorf I.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Thiourea
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2003. iv, 37p. Illus. 174 ref.
Internet access http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad49.pdf [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document: exposure to thiourea can induce contact and photocontact allergies in humans. Thyroid hyperplasia was observed in exposed workers. Animal studies indicate that the major adverse effect is the inhibition of the thyroid gland function, although effects on lungs, liver haemopoietic system and kidney have also been described. Thiourea has mitogenic properties.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; antioxidants; toxicology; thiourea
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; criteria document; thyroid disorders; eczema; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; WHO
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; European Union; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Amides