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Document ID (ISN)55358
CIS number 91-226
ISBN(s) 92-4-154293-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 93
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Chlorophenols other than pentachlorophenol
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 208p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Price: CHF 22.00.
Abstract In the manufacture of chlorophenols, clinical symptoms associated with exposure include eye, nose and airway irritation, dermatitis, chloracne and porphyria. Abnormal liver function tests, changes in brain wave activity, and slowed visual reaction time have been reported in association with high-level exposure. In sawmill workers, sodium tetrachlorophenolate exposures have caused numerous cases of dermatitis and respiratory irritation. Epidemiological studies show conflicting results relating cancer incidence and mortality to occupational exposure.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; chlorophenols; hazard evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; metabolic process; animal experiments; carcinogenic effects; UNEP
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Phenols and phenolic compounds