ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)66529
CIS number 96-913
ISBN(s) 3-527-28608-x
Year 1993
Convention or series no. BUA Report 48
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Styrene (ethenylbenzene)
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xvii, 161p. 288 ref.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in March 1980: the main effects of styrene reported in humans are irritation of the mucous membranes and disorders of the central nervous system. Styrene is metabolized to styrene-7,8-oxide, which has proved to be mutagenic and carcinogenic both in vitro and in animal experiments. Studies of industrial workers exposed to mixtures including styrene have revealed an increased incidence of leukaemia and lymphomas.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; toxicology; styrene
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; irritants; leukaemia; criteria document; lymphoma; permissible levels; carcinogenic effects; legislation; translation; central nervous system
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
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Pollution control