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Document ID (ISN)111361
CIS number 11-0081
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Infante P.F.
Title The IARC October 2009 evaluation of benzene carcinogenicity was incomplete and needs to be reconsidered
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol. 54, p.157-164. 74 ref.
Abstract This article consists of a critical appraisal of IARC's 2009 evaluation of benzene carcinogenicity, which it considers incomplete and inconsistent. It argues that IARC's conclusion that there is sufficient evidence for benzene to cause acute non-lymphocytic leukemia only was based on an incomplete review, and that IARC should schedule another monographs' meeting dedicated to a complete and full review and discussion of all potential cancers related to exposure to benzene and to benzene-containing mixtures. The IARC working group responds to these criticisms in a following article of the journal (see ISN 111362).
Descriptors (primary) IARC; benzene; carcinogenicity tests
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; animal experiments; literature survey; classification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
IARC Monographs