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Document ID (ISN)38868
CIS number 82-1933
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Title Health hazard alert. Pentachlorophenol
Bibliographic information ACTU-VTHC Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Trades Hall, Box 93, Carlton South, 3053 Vic., Australia, Mar. 1982. 16p. 14 ref.
Abstract This trade union data sheet summarises health data on pentachlorophenol (PCP) and on the major alternative wood preservatives, creosote and the arsenicals. Contents: chemistry, production, use and synonyms; dioxin contamination; cancers; birth deformities; liver effects; skin effects; current studies of health effects and hazards associated with timber treatment and telephone poles; regulations; alternatives (carcinogenic effects of creosote and the arsenicals); reproductive hazards of arsenicals; other alternative products; trade union action; timber preservers statement; recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) wood preservatives; pesticides; pentachlorophenol; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; genetic abnormalities; Australia; hepatic damage; arsenic; dioxins; neoplasms; chloracne; health hazards; role of workers' organizations; ongoing research; legislation; data sheet; creosote
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Agricultural chemicals