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Document ID (ISN)57859
CIS number 92-580
ISBN(s) 92-832-1253-3
Year 1991
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 53
Author(s)
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Occupational exposures to insecticide application, and some pesticides
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 612p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 95.00.
Abstract This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans (16-23 October 1990, Lyon, France). The report concludes that spraying and application of nonarsenical insecticides entail exposures that are probably carcinogenic in humans (Group 2A). Chlordane, heptachlor, DDT, dichlorvos, pentachlorophenol, atrazine are possibly carcinogenic in humans (2B) and captafol is probably carcinogenic in humans (2A). Aldicarb, deltamethrin, fenvalerate, permethrin, thiram, ziram, monuron, picloram, simazine and trifluralin are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans (3).
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; carcinogens; WHO; IARC; pesticides; exposure evaluation; toxicology; fungicides; crop protection; hazard evaluation; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; criteria document; pentachlorophenol; chlordane; heptachlor; trifluralin; atrazine; simazine; dichlorvos; monuron; picloram; ziram; tetramethylthiuram disulfide; fenvalerate; decamethrin; permethrin; captafol; list of chemical substances; epidemiologic study; aldicarb; DDT
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
IARC Monographs
Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation