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Document ID (ISN)106683
CIS number 07-509
ISBN(s) 978-92-4-153071-2
Year 2006
Convention or series no. CICAD No.71
Author(s) Hahn S., Kielhorn J., Koppenhöfer J., Wibbertmann A., Mangelsdorf I.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Resorcinol
Bibliographic information WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2006. vi, 72p. Illus. 252 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document on resorcinol: in humans, dermal exposure to resorcinol has been reported to be associated with thyroid effects, CNS disturbances, red blood cell changes and a low incidence of skin sensitization; the substance does not appear to be irritating to the skin in the concentrations reported; in animal studies, the reported toxicological effects include thyroid dysfunction, irritation to skin and eyes, CNS effects and altered adrenal gland weights. Abstracts in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; ecotoxicology; toxicology; resorcinol
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; WHO; sensitization; functional nervous disorders; thyroid disorders; haematological changes; criteria document; IARC
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) Alcohols
Pollution control