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Document ID (ISN)66528
CIS number 96-912
ISBN(s) 3-527-28591-1
Year 1993
Convention or series no. BUA Report 41
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Nitrotoluenes (methylnitrobenzenes)
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xv, 104p. 146 ref.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in April 1989: no reliable data are available on the effects of nitrotoluenes in humans; there are some reports of poisoning among workers exposed to mixtures of nitrotoluenes and other substances. Animal studies indicate that nitrotoluenes have a low level of acute toxicity; main effects are methaemoglobin formation and central nervous system depression. No reliable data are available on mutagenic or carcinogenic effects.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; toxicology; nitrotoluenes
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; central nervous system; m-nitrotoluene; methaemoglobinaemia; p-nitrotoluene; permissible levels; legislation; translation; criteria document; o-nitrotoluene
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) Aliphatic nitro compounds
Pollution control