|Document ID (ISN)||38868|
|Convention or series no.
||Health hazard alert. Pentachlorophenol
||ACTU-VTHC Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Trades Hall, Box 93, Carlton South, 3053 Vic., Australia, Mar. 1982. 16p. 14 ref.
||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.
||wood preservatives; pesticides; pentachlorophenol; carcinogens
||antifertility effects; genetic abnormalities; Australia; hepatic damage; arsenic; dioxins; neoplasms; chloracne; health hazards; role of workers' organizations; ongoing research; legislation; data sheet; creosote
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Phenols and phenolic compounds