|Document ID (ISN)||49278|
|Convention or series no.
||Environmental Health Criteria 62
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Services, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1987. 90p. Bibl.
||This evaluation of toxicity data includes: identification, properties and analysis; sources, transport and distribution; levels of human exposure; kinetics and metabolism; effects on organisms and animals; effects on man; evaluation of health risks for man; recommendations. Repeated inhalation exposure to 40-800mg/m3 may lead to central nervous system depression and gastrointestinal and liver abnormalities. 1,2-dichloroethane is carcinogenic for rats and mice when administered by gavage. 1,2-dichloroethane should therefore be considered as presenting a carcinogenic risk to man. Levels in the environment should be kept as low as feasible.
||WHO; hazard evaluation; toxicology; dichloroethane
||mutagenic effects; metabolic process; 1,2-dichloroethane; animal experiments; criteria document; health hazards; biological effects; carcinogenic effects; teratogenic effects
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures