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Document ID (ISN)46328
CIS number 86-1048
ISBN(s) 92-4-154195-4
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 55
Title Ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1985. 79p. Illus. Bibl. Price: SF.9.00.
Abstract Taking into account available data concerning the alkylating nature of ethylene oxide, the reproducible positive carcinogenic findings in experimental animals, the overwhelmingly positive in vivo mutagenicity and genotoxicity tests, and the epidemiological findings suggesting an increase in the incidence of human cancer, ethylene oxide should be considered as probable human carcinogen, and its levels in the environment should be kept as low as feasible.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; hazard evaluation; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; ILO; carcinogenic effects; WHO; animal experiments; UN
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures