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Document ID (ISN)76535
CIS number 01-513
ISBN(s) 92-4-157213-2
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 213
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Carbon monoxide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Marketing and Dissemination, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2nd ed., 1999. xxiv, 464p. Approx. 800 ref. Index. Price: CHF 96.00 (CHF 67.20 in developing countries).
Abstract The summary of this report highlights the major issues and makes recommendations for further research. The results on which the health criteria are based are: physical and chemical properties; environmental sources and levels; toxicokinetics and metabolism; effects on experimental animals and humans (cardiovascular, pulmonary, cerebrovascular, behavioural effects, developmental toxicity); combined exposure with other factors (high altitude, drugs, alcohol, smoking) and high-risk groups. Information about occupational exposure given. The occupations with high exposure risk are vehicle driving, maintaining and parking, steel production, coke ovens, carbon black production, petroleum refining, fire fighting, cooking and construction. Replaces CIS 80-720. Summaries in French and in Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; toxicology; carbon monoxide; WHO
Descriptors (secondary) report; metabolic process; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; sampling and analysis; carboxyhaemoglobin level; animal experiments; biological effects; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances