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Document ID (ISN)45419
CIS number 86-218
ISBN(s) 92-4-154184-9
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 44
Title Mirex
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984. 70p. Bibl. Price: SF8.00.
Abstract Based on findings in mice and rats, this pesticide should be considered, for practical purposes, as being a potential carcinogen to man. It can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion and the skin. It accumulates in adipose tissue and biomagnifies in food chains. Other aspects covered: identity, properties and analytical methods; distribution in the environment; exposure levels; toxicology; effects on man, animals and the environment.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; mirex; limitation of exposure; toxicology; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; metabolic process; skin absorption; sampling and analysis; biological effects; carcinogenic effects; animal experiments
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