|Document ID (ISN)||75293|
|Convention or series no.
||Schriftenreihe des ITUK Heff 40
||Volkheimer B., Alsen-Hinrichs C., Wassermann O.
||Toxicological evaluation of a relationship between the exposure to pentachlorophenol-containing wood preservatives in day-care centres and health problems among nursery staff
||Toxikologische Bewertung eines Zusammenhanges zwischen der Exposition gegenüber Pentachlorphenol-haltigen Holzschutzmitteln in Kindertagesstätten und der Ausbildung von Gesundheitsstörungen bei den dort beschäftigten Kindergärtnerinnen und Hilfskräften [in German]|
||Institut für Toxikologie der Universität Kiel (ITUK), Brunswiker Str. 10, 24105 Kiel, Germany, 1998. 201p. Approx. 220 ref.
||Wood preservatives containing pentachlorophenol and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane were widely applied in Germany in the 1970s inside buildings. The presence of the highly toxic polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans as undesirable side products has been known since 1957. In the years 1985 to 1986 the first reports about nursery staff having been exposed to wood preservatives appeared in Germany. Measurements in nursery schools yielded high concentrations of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin in indoor air. The relationship between exposure to wood preservatives and respiratory diseases, irritation of the skin, eyes and mucosa, tachycardia, headache, nausea and diseases of the blood-forming organs found in examinations of exposed nursery staff is discussed.
||wood preservatives; day nurseries; health hazards; pentachlorophenol
||literature survey; irritants; arrhythmia; exposure; dioxins; toxic substances; diseases of blood-forming organs; chlorinated benzofurans
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Phenols and phenolic compounds