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Document ID (ISN)26287
CIS number 76-2048
ISSN - Serial title 0009-9309 - Clinical Toxicology
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kingsley K.
Title Toxicologic and cancerogenic evaluation of chemicals used in the graphic arts industries.
Bibliographic information 1976, Vol.9, No.3, p.359-390. 197 ref.
Abstract This literature survey covers epidemiologic reports concerning elevated cancer incidence in the printing industry. In addition, a carcinogenic assessment was made of the chemicals found in surveys of the occupational environments of 25 printing and printing ink formulating companies. Many compounds and their toxicity are tabulated. The cancer risks of inks and dyes, solvents, and studies of personnel are discussd. Lead, ammonia and polymers are briefly discussed separately.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; chemical products; toxicology; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; ammonia; lead; photopolymers; chlorinated hydrocarbons; pigments; printing inks; organic solvents; epidemiologic study; dyes
Document type -
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry