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Document ID (ISN)59668
CIS number 93-269
ISBN(s) 92-832-1254-1
Year 1992
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 54
Author(s)
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Occupational exposures to mists and vapours from strong inorganic acids and other industrial chemicals
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1992. 336p. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 65.00.
Abstract These monographs consist of data reviewed and evaluated by an international group of experts (Lyon, 15-22 Oct. 1991). IARC final classification: occupational exposure to strong-inorganic-acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic in humans (Group 1); diethyl sulfate and 1,3-butadiene are probably carcinogenic in humans (2A); diisopropyl sulfate is possibly carcinogenic in humans (2B); sulfur dioxide, sulfites, metabisulfites and hydrochloric acid are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans (3).
Descriptors (primary) sodium sulfite; sulfur dioxide; carcinogens; WHO; IARC; nitric acid; diethyl sulfate; diisopropyl sulfate; butadiene; inorganic acids; mists; hazard evaluation; phosphoric acid; sodium bisulfite; sodium metabisulfite; sulfuric acid; hydrochloric acid
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; pickling; metabolic process; aerosols; electroplating; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; animal experiments; genetic effects; battery and dry cell manufacture; potassium metabisulfite; carcinogenic effects; petroleum refining; pulp and paper industry; fertilizer industry; plastics industry; synthetic rubber industry; uses; ore reduction; metal cleaning; chemical analysis; literature survey
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) Risk evaluation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
IARC Monographs
Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic acids
Esters and salts
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Butadiene