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Document ID (ISN)49311
CIS number 88-539
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Fiche médico-technique No.19
Author(s) Dally S., Thomas G.
Title Phenyoxyacetic acid herbicides and human cancer
Original title Herbicides dérivés de l'acide phénoxyacétique et cancers humains [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 1987, No.29, p.3-7. 46 ref.
Abstract This note reviews the information presently available on these products: case-control studies of soft-tissue sarcomas and non-Hodgkins lymphomas; cohort studies of subjects occupationally exposed to phenoxy herbicides, workers in phenoxy herbicide production, persons accidentally exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD) and farmers (mortality in different groups); animal experiments with 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), 2,4,5-trichlorophenol and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). It remains difficult to evaluate the hazards presented by these products.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; carcinogens; phenoxyacetic acids; neoplasms; agriculture; occupational medicine; dioxins
Descriptors (secondary) dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; trichlorophenoxyacetic acid; trichlorophenol; sarcomas; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Heterocyclic compounds