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Document ID (ISN)106984
CIS number 07-874
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS PR 26-205-06
Author(s) Vincent R.
Title Inventory of chemical CMR agents used in France in 2005
Original title Inventaire des agents chimiques CMR utilisés en France en 2005 [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, No.205, p.83-96. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/PR%2026/$File/PR26.pdf [in French]
Abstract A survey was commissioned by the French Ministry of Labour to identify chemical CMR agents (carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxic agents) widely used in France in occupational settings, together with the number of potentially-exposed workers by sector of activity. National and European statistics and information collected from a representative sample of 2000 enterprises involved in 30 sectors were analysed to evaluate the annual consumption of 324 chemical CMR agents and several hundred petroleum derivatives. Findings are discussed. They show that 4.8 million tons of chemical CMR agents were consumed in France in 2005. Ten agents were consumed in quantities above 100,000 tons/year, while for 168 agents, consumption was very low or nil. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries were the main consumers of primary chemical CMR agents.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; antifertility effects; carcinogens; teratogenic effects; chemical products; exposure evaluation; France
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; pharmaceutical industry; job-exposure relation; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Exposure evaluation