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Document ID (ISN)103325
CIS number 04-256
ISBN(s) 92-4-153057-X
Year 2004
Convention or series no. CICAD No.57
Author(s) Kielhorn J., Pohlenz-Michel C., Schmidt S., Mangelsdorf I.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Glyoxal
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Marketing and Dissemination, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2004. iv, 43p. Illus. 205 ref.
Internet access http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad57.pdf [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document on glyoxal (synonyms: ethanedial, diformyl, ethanedione, biformal, oxal): there is only limited information on effects of glyoxal on humans. Glyoxal is irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and may cause dermatitis and sensitization. It is genotoxic in vitro as well as in vivo in rats. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish are included.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; disinfectants; toxicology; glyoxal
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; ILO; sensitization; dermatitis; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; criteria document; UNEP
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes