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Document ID (ISN)66522
CIS number 96-906
ISBN(s) 3-527-28558-X
Year 1993
Convention or series no. BUA Report 7
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Chloromethane
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xiv, 55p. 177 ref.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in November 1986: chloromethane causes depression of the central nervous system; in higher concentrations it can also affect the liver, kidneys, heart and the haemopoietic system. Numerous cases of poisoning due to chloromethane have been described. A small cohort study among chloromethane-exposed workers at a rubber factory gave no indication of an increased tumour rate.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; chloromethane; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; central nervous system; diseases of blood-forming organs; hepatic diseases; legislation; translation; criteria document; renal diseases
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