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Document ID (ISN)66101
CIS number 96-286
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0694-4
Year 1996
Convention or series no. BUA Report 93
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Chlorinated paraffins
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1996. xxvi, 210p. Bibl.ref. Price: DEM 96.00.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in June 1992: no epidemiological studies are available on the effects of chlorinated paraffins in humans. No cases of poisoning or contact allergies are known following occupational exposure; skin tests on human volunteers produced no symptoms of irritation or sensitization. Animal studies indicate that the acute toxicity of these compounds is low. In studies of chronic toxicity, the frequency and severity of toxic effects decreases with increasing chain length of the paraffins; target organs in mice and rats are the liver, kidneys and thyroid gland. Carcinogenic effects and reproductive toxicity have been observed in animals.
Descriptors (primary) chlorinated paraffin waxes; Germany; chlorinated paraffin oils; ecotoxicology; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; antifertility effects; criteria document; carcinogenic effects; legislation; translation; animal experiments
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) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control