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Document ID (ISN)64419
CIS number 95-1040
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0628-6
Year 1994
Convention or series no. BUA Report 119
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Hexachlorobenzene
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. xx, 257p. Bibl.ref. Price: DEM 102.00.
Abstract Hexachlorobenzene has been known to cause mass intoxication following food contamination. Intoxication is manifested by the occurrence of porphyria cutanea tarda and by enlargement of the liver, thyroid gland and lymph nodes and porphyrinuria; prolonged effects of intoxication may be evident many years after exposure.
Descriptors (primary) hexachlorobenzene; ecotoxicology; toxicology; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; porphyrins; urinary excretion; criteria document; hepatomegalia; permissible levels; animal experiments; porphyria cutanea tarda
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control