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Document ID (ISN)103787
CIS number 05-178
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5024
Author(s) Falcy M., Poisson N., Protois J.C., Dornier G.
Title Dioxins and furanes
Original title Dioxines et furanes [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2004. 4p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$FILE/ed5024.pdf [in French]
Abstract Dioxins and furanes are organic chemical pollutants produced in traces during thermal, industrial or natural processes. They constitute a class of compounds with a particularly low toxicity threshold and a long environmental persistence. Among humans, exposure to dioxins and furanes may give rise to skin diseases, immune system disorders, cancer and reproductive system disorders. Occupational exposure occurs mainly during the cleaning of incinerator filters. Contents of this information sheet on dioxins and furanes: description of the mechanism which gives rise to the formation of dioxins and furanes; risks to humans; preventive measures; regulations.
Descriptors (primary) furan derivatives; health hazards; dioxins; France
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; carcinogens; legal aspects; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; chloracne; 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran; personal protective equipment; particulate removing respirators; medical supervision; data sheet; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds