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Document ID (ISN)52031
CIS number 89-1310
ISBN(s) 92-832-1243-6
Year 1988
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 43
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Man-made mineral fibres and radon
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1988. Vol.43. 300p. Bibl. Price: CHF 65.00.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) WHO; IARC; lung cancer; radon daughters; inorganic man-made fibres; radon
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; report; toxicology; glass fibre; animal experiments; respirable dust; ceramic fibres; hazard evaluation; mineral wool
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic substances
IARC Monographs