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Document ID (ISN)69391
CIS number 97-1262
ISBN(s) 92-832-1268-1
Year 1997
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 68
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Silica, some silicates, coal dust and para-aramid fibrils
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 GenŔve 27, Switzerland, 1997. iv, 506p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract This monograph represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group which met in Lyon, France, 15-22 October 1996. Overall evaluation: crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources is carcinogenic in humans; long palygorskite (attapulgite) fibres (>5Ám) are possibly carcinogenic in humans; amorphous silica, para-aramid fibrils, coal dust, short palygorskite (attapulgite) fibres (<5Ám), sepiolite, wollastonite, clinoptilote, phillipsite, mordenite, non-fibrous Japanese zeolite, and synthetic zeolites are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity in humans.
Descriptors (primary) wollastonite; coal dust; carcinogens; WHO; IARC; p-aramid; toxicology; zeolite; silica; sepiolite; palygorskite; silicates; synthetic fibres
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; cancer; criteria document; epidemiologic study; carcinogenic effects; mining and quarrying; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) IARC Monographs
Silicon compounds
Inorganic substances