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Document ID (ISN)106672
CIS number 07-667
ISBN(s) 92-832-1287-X
Year 2006
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 87
Author(s)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Inorganic and organic lead compounds
Bibliographic information WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland; International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France, 2006. xiii, 506p. Approx. 1600 ref.
Abstract This volume of the IARC Monographs contains evaluations of inorganic and organic lead compounds. Contents: exposure data (production processes for lead and lead products, uses, environmental occurrence, exposure of the general population and of workers in specific occupations, methods of sampling and analysis in biological matter, exposure limits); studies of cancer in humans and experimental animals; studies of other toxic effects (effects on haeme-containing systems, nephrotoxicity, neurological and neurotoxic effects, cardiovascular toxicity, immunological, reproductive and genetic effects). Overall evaluation: inorganic lead compounds are probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), organic lead compounds are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3).
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; WHO; toxicology; lead and compounds; IARC
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; serological reactions; antifertility effects; lead; cardiovascular disorders; limitation of exposure; animal experiments; genetic effects; haematological effects; neurological effects; job-exposure relation; carcinogenic effects; nephrotoxic effects; determination in biological matter; criteria document; literature survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances
IARC Monographs