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Document ID (ISN)69369
CIS number 97-1281
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1358-5
Year 1997
Convention or series no. Guidance Note EH 72/6
Author(s) Gregg C.N., et al.
Health and Safety Executive
Title 2-Furaldehyde - Risk assessment document
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. iv, 74p. 79 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract Conclusions of this risk assessment document: little information is available on the effects of 2-furaldehyde (furfural) in humans; animal studies indicate that the substance is readily absorbed by inhalation or dermal exposure and that the main health effects of concern for occupational exposure are irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, genotoxicity and the induction of cancer.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; toxicology; furfural
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; criteria document; carcinogenic effects; sampling and analysis; exposure tests; skin absorption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures