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Document ID (ISN)62681
CIS number 94-1331
ISBN(s) 92-832-1258-4
Year 1993
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 58
Author(s)
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Beryllium, cadmium, mercury and exposures in the glass manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1993. 444p. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 75.00.
Abstract This monograph represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group which met in Lyon, France, 9-16 February 1993. IARC final classifications: beryllium and beryllium compounds and cadmium and cadmium compounds are carcinogenic to humans (Group 1); methylmercury compounds are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B); metallic mercury and inorganic mercury compounds are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3). In the glass manufacturing industry, the manufacture of art glass, glass containers and pressed ware entails exposures that are probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A) while occupational exposures in flat-glass and special glass manufacture are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3).
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; mutagens; carcinogens; WHO; IARC; glass industry; lead; beryllium and compounds; toxicology; hazard evaluation; mercury and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; chloromethylmercury; antimony; manganese; nickel; epidemiological aspects; mercuric chloride; mercury; arsenic; beryllium; organomercury compounds; lung cancer; cancer; list of chemical substances; limitation of exposure; animal experiments; genetic effects; carcinogenic effects; cadmium; criteria document; 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
Glass, pottery and related materials
Cadmium and compounds
Lead and compounds
Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances