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Document ID (ISN)21810
CIS number 74-2002
ISSN - Serial title 0013-9351 - Environmental Research
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kay K.
Title Occupational cancer risk for pesticide workers.
Bibliographic information Apr. 1974, Vol.7, No.2, p.243-271. 176 ref.
Abstract An assessment of the range of materials with carcinogenic potential to which pesticide workers may be exposed has been made by reviewing the literature; 175 relevant papers were found. Their review discloses that many pesticides possess at least low levels of carcinogenic activity for laboratory animals. It has also been established that some carriers and vehicles of pesticide chemicals are carcinogenic or co-carcinogenic in man. There is some evidence of synergistic action between ingredients of particular preparations, but no indication of additive carcinogenic potential among the pesticides studied.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; pesticide production; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; chromates; DDT; polychlorinated biphenyls; aldrin; dieldrin; endrin; lindane; piperonyl butoxide; aminotriazole; ethylenethiourea; organophosphorus compounds; mineral oils; dithiocarbamates; propylene oxide; coal tar; creosote; aerosol propellants; chlorinated hydrocarbons; animal experiments; synergism; carcinogenic effects; cocarcinogenic effects
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Agricultural chemicals