|Document ID (ISN)||64954|
|Convention or series no.
||IARC Monographs 62
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
||IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Wood dust and formaldehyde
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1995. viii, 405p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 80.00.
||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).
||formaldehyde; mutagens; carcinogens; hazard evaluation; WHO; IARC; toxicology; wood dust
||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
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures