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Document ID (ISN)53569
CIS number 90-503
ISSN - Serial title 0049-8610 - Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mattheus A., Müller J.
Title Twenty years experience in dermatological testing of herbicides and pesticides
Original title Zwanzigjährige Erfahrungen bei der hauttoxikologischen Prüfung von Pflanzenschutz- und Schädlingsbekämpfungsmitteln [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1988, Vol.34, No.10, p.565-566. 13 ref.
Abstract Dermatological testing forms part of the certification procedure of herbicides and pesticides. It is carried out according to national standards (TGL) and take into consideration relevant regulations issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. A national coordination group sets up priorities for the substances to be tested. Sensitisation tests are particularly required by the chemical industry; they are going to be increased in quantity. There is participation in various national and international research activities. A new test programme using epidermal cell cultures is being developed.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; dermatological examinations; pesticides; German Democratic Republic
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; toxic substances; toxicity evaluation; mutagenicity tests; carcinogenicity tests; allergy tests; skin tests; legislation; biochemical tests; dermal toxicity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals