|Document ID (ISN)||41313|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
|Convention or series no.
||Evaluating the health effects of acetone
||K gigieničeskoj ocenke acetona [in Russian]|
||June 1982, No.6, p.24-28. Illus. 5 ref.
||Analysis of clinical records showed an excess of complications of pregnancy and birth defects of offspring among female industrial workers exposed to acetone. The effects were seen in women exposed to acetone levels well below the USSR MAC (200mg/m3), such as rewinders and twisters, as well as in women exposed to concentrations at or above the MAC, such as workers in the chemical synthesis and spinning of fibres. Exposure of experimental animals to typical industrial concentrations of acetone showed that the compound had embryotoxic effects. It is recommended that the MAC be substantially lowered.
||embryotoxic effects; antifertility effects; textile industry; toxicology; acetone
||animal experiments; threshold limit values
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures