|Document ID (ISN)||53226|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
|Convention or series no.
||Kitaeva L.V., Švarcman P.Ja.
||Toxicological and hygienic evaluation of inhalation toxicity of formaldehyde
||Toksiko-gigieničeskaja ocenka formal'degida pri ingaljacionnom vozdejstvii [in Russian]|
||May 1988, No.5, p.75-76. 8 ref.
||The cytogenetic activity of formaldehyde in rat bone marrow was studied after 4 months inhalation exposure to the substance. Formaldehyde concentrations in the exposure chambers were maintained at 0.5mg/m3 (current USSR MAC) and 1.5mg/m3. Formaldehyde increased the frequency of chromosome damage (aberration rate). The findings suggest that the existing USSR MAC for formaldehyde in workplace air of 0.5mg/m3 cannot be viewed as genetically safe and needs revising.
||threshold limit values; formaldehyde; inhalation toxicity; genetic effects; USSR
||toxicity evaluation; analysis of chromosome aberrations; cytogenetic studies; animal experiments
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Occupational exposure limits