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Document ID (ISN)64954
CIS number 95-1446
ISBN(s) 92-832-1262-2
Year 1995
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 62
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Wood dust and formaldehyde
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1995. viii, 405p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 80.00.
Abstract This monograph represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group which met in Lyon, France, 11-18 October 1994. Epidemiological studies have shown increased risks of cancer of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses associated with exposure to wood dust; these findings are supported by numerous case reports. Adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses is clearly associated with exposure to hardwood dust. Epidemiological studies suggest a causal relationship between exposure to formaldehyde and nasopharyngeal cancer and cancer of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses. IARC final classifications: wood dust is carcinogenic in humans (Group 1); formaldehyde is probably carcinogenic in humans (Group 2A).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; mutagens; carcinogens; hazard evaluation; WHO; IARC; toxicology; wood dust
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; nasal cancer; pharyngeal cancer; cancer; list of chemical substances; exposure evaluation; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; genetic effects; dust measurement; carcinogenic effects; woodworking industry; replaced; literature survey
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) Risk evaluation
IARC Monographs
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures