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Document ID (ISN)51237
CIS number 89-216
ISBN(s) 92-832-1242-8
Year 1987
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 42
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of chemicals to humans - Silica and some silicates
Bibliographic information Distribution and Sales Service, World Health Organization, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1987. 289p. Illus. Bibl. Glossary. Price: CHF 65.00.
Abstract This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans (10-17 June, 1986, Lyon, France). Minerals considered were: silica, wollastonite, sepiolite, talc, erionite. Information covered for each mineral: synonyms and trade names, structure, mechanisms of biological activity, chemical and physical properties, occupational and nonoccupational exposures, occupational exposure limits, biological data relevant to the evaluation of the carcinogenic risk to humans, carcinogenicity studies in animals, toxic effects, mutagenicity and other short-term tests, long-term toxicity, effects on reproduction and prenatal toxicity, epidemiological studies, extensive bibliography.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; attapulgite; wollastonite; inorganic chemicals; WHO; IARC; carcinogenic effects; mineral silicates; silica; sepiolite; talc; exposure evaluation; erionite
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neoplasms; literature survey; respiratory diseases; pneumoconiosis; respirable dust; silicosis; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; epidemiologic study; toxicity evaluation; long-term exposure; pneumotoxic effects; occurrence; embryotoxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Exposure evaluation
Inorganic substances
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures