|Document ID (ISN)||62410|
|Convention or series no.
||BUA Report 90
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
||S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xviii, 132p. Bibl.ref. Price: DEM 88.00.
||The sensitizing properties of epichlorohydrin have been demonstrated in animal experiments as well as in cases of occupational contact dermatitis. Direct contact of the substance with the skin or mucous membranes can cause strong irritation or burns. An epidemiological study of exposed workers revealed an increased incidence of skin diseases. Animal studies have shown epichlorohydrin to be carcinogenic; no firm conclusions on human carcinogenicity can be drawn from available epidemiological studies.
||Germany; ecotoxicology; epichlorohydrin; toxicology
||toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; carcinogens; skin absorption; caustic substances; criteria document; eczema; sensitizers; animal experiments; environmental pollution; legislation; skin diseases
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)