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Document ID (ISN)54993
CIS number 90-1979
ISBN(s) 92-832-1248-7
Year 1990
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 48
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC Monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Some flame retardants and textile chemicals, and exposures in the textile manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. 345p. Bibl. Index. Price: CHF 65.00.
Abstract The flame retardants chlorendic acid and chlorinated paraffins, and textile dye Disperse Blue I are possible carcinogens, as is nitrilotriacetic acid. Textile dye para-chloro-ortho-toluidine is a probable carcinogen. Processes and chemicals used in the textile manufacturing industry are described. Exposure data are provided for organic dusts, dyes, finishing agents and other compounds. Findings of bladder and nasal cancer among textile workers show that work in the textile manufacturing industry entails exposures that are possibly carcinogenic.
Descriptors (primary) IARC; textile chemicals; textile industry; carcinogenic effects; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; p-chloro-o-toluidine hydrochloride; chlorendic acid; chlorinated paraffin waxes; tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate; carcinogens; Disperse Blue 1; 4-chloro-o-toluidine; 4-nitro-2-aminotoluene; tetrahydroxymethylphosphonium acetate/phosphate; tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium chloride; tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulfate; decabromodiphenyl ether; textile finishes; nitrilotriacetic acid; Disperse Yellow 3; dyes; organic dust; exposure evaluation; flame retardants; animal experiments; genetic effects; dimethyl hydrogen phosphite; biological hazards; chlorinated paraffin oils; criteria document; Vat Yellow 4; literature survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures