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Document ID (ISN)64231
CIS number 95-677
ISBN(s) 92-4-157159-4
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 159
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Glyphosate
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1994. 177p. approx. 360 ref. Price: CHF 27.00.
Abstract Data on the effects of glyphosate in humans are limited. Three irritation/sensitization studies in human volunteers indicated no effect. The herbicide formulation Roundup containing glyphosate is acutely toxic to humans when ingested intentionally or accidentally. Animal studies show that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic. Detailed abstracts in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; glyphosate; toxicology; IPCS
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; WHO; animal experiments; human experiments; UNEP
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) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals