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Document ID (ISN)107514
CIS number 08-169
ISBN(s) 978-2-11-096302-4
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ameille J., Guillemin M., Luce D., Straif K., Vincent R.
Title Occupational exposure to formaldehyde and its effects on health
Original title Exposition professionnelle au formaldéhyde et effets sur la santé [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de veille sanitaire, 12, rue du Val d'Osne, 94415 Saint-Maurice cedex, France, 2007. 73p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access http://www.invs.sante.fr/publications/2007/expo_pro_formaldehyde/expo_pro_formaldehyde.pdf [in French]
Abstract According to the French public health surveillance institute (Institut de veille sanitaire), more than 200.000 persons in France are regularly exposed to formaldehyde at work. Information extracted from the COLCHIC database also show that threshold limit values are frequently exceeded. Contents of this criteria document on occupational exposure to formaldehyde and its effects on health: general aspects; occupational exposure to formaldehyde in France: exposure to formaldehyde and cancer risk; asthma and rhinitis caused by formaldehyde; skin diseases caused by formaldehyde; cognitive or neuropsychological effects of formaldehyde exposure.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; formaldehyde; risk factors; health hazards; France
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; rhinitis; cognitive performance; asthma; criteria document; cancer; exposure evaluation; neuropsychic effects; computerized data bases; skin diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes