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Document ID (ISN)39345
CIS number 83-430
ISBN(s) 91-7464-131-X
Year 1982
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1982:12
Author(s) Engström K.
Title Nordic group of experts for documentation on threshold limit values - 31. Phthalates
Original title Nordiska expertgruppen för gränsvärdesdokumentation - 31. Ftalater [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1982. 42p. 77 ref.
Abstract Literature survey of the health hazards of dimethyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and dioctyl phthalate, designed to provide a basis for setting appropriate TLVs in the Scandinavian countries. Sections cover: physical and chemical properties; toxicology (metabolic model; toxicological mechanisms; effects on skin and mucous membranes, respiratory tract, liver, blood, central and peripheral nervous systems, reproductive organs and offspring; genotoxic effects; carcinogenic effects; indicators of exposure; relationship between exposure, effect and response). Summary in English. Lists of TLVs established in 14 countries and a method recommended for sampling and analysis are appended.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; toxicology; phthalates; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; literature survey; hepatotoxic effects; metabolic process; bis(ethylhexyl) phthalate; dioctyl phthalate; determination in air; diethyl phthalate; dibutyl phthalate; animal experiments; genetic effects; dose-response relationship; dimethyl phthalate
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Esters and salts
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures