|Document ID (ISN)||52031|
|Convention or series no.
||IARC Monographs 43
||IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Man-made mineral fibres and radon
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1988. Vol.43. 300p. Bibl. Price: CHF 65.00.
||Conclusions of an IARC Working Group which met in Lyon, France, 16-23 June 1987. Overall evaluation indicates that: glasswool, rockwool, slagwool and ceramic fibres are possibly carcinogenic to humans (IARC Classification Group 2B). Glass filaments are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3); radon and its decay products are carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
||WHO; IARC; lung cancer; radon daughters; inorganic man-made fibres; radon
||carcinogens; report; toxicology; glass fibre; animal experiments; respirable dust; ceramic fibres; hazard evaluation; mineral wool
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)