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Document ID (ISN)63112
CIS number 94-1687
ISBN(s) 0-662-21061-1
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Title Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Priority Substances List Assessment Report - 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
Bibliographic information Environmental Health Centre, Health Canada, Room 104, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2, Canada, 1993. v, 30p. 99 ref.
Abstract This report reviews environmental and toxicological data on p-dichlorobenzene. Data on the adverse health effects of this substance in humans are limited. In one study of exposed workers, irritation of the eyes and nose was reported but there was no evidence of organic injury or haematological effects. Available data are inadequate to assess the carcinogenicity of p-dichlorobenzene in humans; on the basis of animal studies, it has been classified as possibly carcinogenic in humans.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; p-dichlorobenzene; toxicity evaluation; ecotoxicology; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; carcinogens; animal experiments; irritants
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control