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Document ID (ISN)45413
CIS number 86-213
ISBN(s) 92-4-154094-X
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Environmental Health criteria 34
Title Chlordane
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984. 82p. Bibl. Price: SF.10.00.
Abstract The acute lethal dose of this pesticide for man is estimated to be between 25-50mg/kg of body weight. No adverse effects have been reported in occupationally exposed workers and epidemiological data are insufficient to judge the potential carcinogenicity of chlordane to man. It induces hepatocellular carcinoma in mice. Other aspects covered: identity properties, sampling and analytical methods; distribution in the environment; levels of exposure; toxicology; evaluation of health risks for man and the environment. French translation available from World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; chlordane; limitation of exposure; toxicology; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; metabolic process; chlordene; translation; biological effects; sampling and analysis; skin absorption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals