|Document ID (ISN)||107083|
|Convention or series no.
||IARC Monographs Volume 88
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
||IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Formaldehyde, 2-butoxyethanol, and 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2006. v, 478p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 40.00.
||This volume re-evaluates the available evidence on the carcinogenic potential of formaldehyde, a substance that is widely used in binders for wood, paper; glass wool and rock wool, in plastics and coatings, textile finishing and chemical synthesis, and as a disinfectant and preservative. Also evaluated are two glycol ethers, 2-butoxyethanol and 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol, which are widely used as solvents in paints and paint thinners, coatings, glass and surface cleaners, inks, adhesives, personal-care products, and as chemical intermediates. Summary of final evaluations: formaldehyde is classified in Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans); 2-butoxyetahnol and 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol are classified in Group 3 (cannot be classified as to carcinogenicity to humans).
||formaldehyde; carcinogens; propylene glycol mono-tert-butyl ether; carcinogenic effects; butoxyethanol; IARC; WHO
||mutagenic effects; binders; leukaemia; chemical industry; nasal cancer; inks; paints; glass fibre; mineral wool; pharyngeal cancer; adhesives; solvents; plastic coating; epidemiologic study; glossary; criteria document; literature survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures