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Document ID (ISN)56540
CIS number 91-1627
Year 1990
Convention or series no. ATSDR/TP-90/26
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for toxaphene
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Dec. 1990. xii, 161p. Illus. ca. 310 ref.
Abstract Acute inhalation exposure to toxaphene has been reported to cause stimulation of the central nervous system leading to convulsions and sometimes loss of consciousness. Several cases of fatal and nonfatal poisoning have been reported following ingestion of toxaphene or toxaphene-contaminated food; death is due to respiratory arrest following convulsive seizures. Long-term exposure can also result in neurological effects. Available evidence suggests that adequate doses of toxaphene can cause cancer in laboratory animals and may have a carcinogenic effects in humans. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) USA; toxaphene; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; convulsions; limitation of exposure; criteria document; neurological effects; carcinogenic effects; replaced; glossary; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals