|Document ID (ISN)||63969|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-5914 - Bundesgesundheitsblatt
|Convention or series no.
||On the carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol
||Zur kanzerogenen Wirkung von Pentachlorphenol [in German]|
||Aug. 1994, Vol.37, No.8, p.334-341. 61 ref.
||Pentachlorophenol (PCP) has been widely used in industry, agriculture, and in homes as a pesticide and herbicide. It finds its widest use in wood impregnation. Data on the carcinogenicity of PCP are reviewed. The substance is carcinogenic in B6C3F1-mice. In addition, there is evidence that some metabolites of PCP are genotoxic. Epidemiologic studies have not provided proof or disproof of a carcinogenic effect in humans. The present exposure limit of 1µg/m3 air recommended by the German Bureau of Health is on the safe side on the basis of present knowledge.
||carcinogens; carcinogenic effects; hazard evaluation; pentachlorophenol
||herbicides; literature survey; dangerous substances; Germany; pesticides; agriculture; permissible levels; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; genetic effects; wood impregnation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures