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Document ID (ISN)78323
CIS number 02-78
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for arsenic (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Sep. 2000. xx, 428p. Illus. Approx. 1440 ref.
Abstract This profile was prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of arsenic is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards include: irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; skin disorders (hyperkeratosis); gastrointestinal effects; haematotoxic effects (blood-cell anomalies); cardiovascular disorders; arrhythmia; neurotoxic effects; carcinogenic effects (skin, gastrointestinal, liver, bladder, renal and lung cancer); effects on reproduction (stillbirth); genotoxic effects. (Update of CIS 96-2217).
Descriptors (primary) USA; arsenic and compounds; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; arsenic
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; arrhythmia; blood-cell anomalies; irritation; renal cancer; bladder tumour; cardiovascular disorders; lung cancer; skin cancer; skin diseases; hyperkeratosis; liver cancer; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; genetic effects; haematotoxic effects; carcinogenic effects; legislation; determination in biological matter; replaced; glossary; neurotoxic effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances