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Document ID (ISN)63850
CIS number 95-261
Year 1993
Convention or series no. ECETOC JACC No.23
Title Polycarboxylate polymers as used in detergents
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, 4 Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse (Bte.6), 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Nov. 1993. iii, 49p. 110 ref.
Abstract This report reviews the available data on the toxicology and ecotoxicology of polycarboxylate polymers. Very little information is available on the effects of these substances in man. In skin tests on human volunteers, no evidence of irritation or sensitization was observed. Based on animal studies, it is concluded that exposure to polycarboxylates does not pose any particular hazard to humans.
Descriptors (primary) detergents; polymers; ecotoxicology; toxicology; polycarboxylates
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; animal experiments; limitation of exposure
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control