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Document ID (ISN)53931
CIS number 90-914
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association
Title Council report: Formaldehyde
Bibliographic information 24 Feb. 1989, Vol.261, No.8, p.1183-1187. 44 ref.
Abstract Literature survey of the toxicology of formaldehyde, with a discussion of its status as a "possible human carcinogen". Particular attention is paid to anatomists and persons in related professions, as they are regularly exposed to formaldehyde in the course of their work. Statistical data are presented on the magnitude of this exposure and the resulting excess cancer risk. Regulatory status in the US and monitoring and control strategies are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; carcinogens; health services; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; statistics; report; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Aldehydes
Health care services
Risk evaluation