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Document ID (ISN)45440
CIS number 86-221
ISBN(s) 92-4-154098-2
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 38
Title Heptachlor
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984, 81p. Illus. Bibl. Price: SF.10.00.
Abstract Heptachlor is readily absorbed following ingestion and skin contact. There are no reports of cases of poisoning in man. Although no adverse effects have been reported in workers manufacturing or using the compound, epidemiological data are insufficient to judge the carcinogenic hazard of heptachlor to man. Other important aspects covered: identity and analytical methods; uses and sources of exposure; environmental concentrations and exposures; kinetics and metabolism; effects on animals and man; recommendations for further research. French translation available from World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; heptachlor; limitation of exposure; toxicology; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; metabolic process; animal experiments; translation; carcinogenic effects; sampling and analysis; biological effects
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