||Toxicological Profile for Bis(chloromethyl) ether.
||Clement Associates, Inc., Fairfax, VA. ;Life Systems, Inc., Cleveland, OH.;Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Laboratory animals ;
Chemical analysis ;
Public health ;
Environmental exposure pathways ;
Pollution sources ;
Biological effects ;
Mutagenicity tests ;
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The ATSDR toxicological profile for bis(chloromethyl)ether is intended to characterize succinctly the toxicological and health effects information for the substance. It identifies and reviews the key literature that describes the substance's toxicological properties. Other literature is presented but described in less detail. The profile is not intended to be an exhaustive document; however, more comprehensive sources of specialty information are referenced. The profile begins with a public health statement, which describes in nontechnical language the substance's relevant toxicological properties. Following the statement is material that presents levels of significant human exposure and, where known, significant health effects. The adequacy of information to determine the substance's health effects is described. Research gaps in nontoxic health effects information are described. Research gaps that are of significance to the protection of public health will be identified in a separate effort.