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Document ID (ISN)63115
CIS number 94-1690
ISBN(s) 0-662-21040-9
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Title Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Priority Substances List Assessment Report - Xylenes
Bibliographic information Environmental Health Centre, Health Canada, Room 104, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2, Canada, 1993. v, 32p. Bibl.ref.
Abstract This report reviews environmental and toxicological data on o-, m- and p-xylene. Since epidemiological studies are limited to a few investigations of a small number of workers exposed to mixtures of compounds including xylenes, there are inadequate data available to assess the health risks of xylenes in humans. Animal studies indicate that xylenes are probably not carcinogenic in humans.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; p-xylene; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; o-xylene; ecotoxicology; m-xylene
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; criteria document; animal experiments
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) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Pollution control