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Main Title Formaldehyde, 2-Butoxyethanol and 1-tert-Butoxypropan-2-ol.
CORP Author IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans.
Publisher International Agency for Research on Cancer ; Distributed by WHO Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 85837724
ISBN 9789283212881; 9283212886
Subjects Formaldehyde--Carcinogenicity ; Ethylene glycols--Carcinogenicity ; Formaldehyde--adverse effects ; Carcinogenicity Tests ; Ethylene Glycols--adverse effects ; Neoplasms--chemically induced ; Risk Assessment ; Glycolethers ; Carcinogeniteit
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ELBM  RC268.57.I57 2006 v.88 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/12/2013
Collation v, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC working group on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, which met in Lyon, 2-9 June 2004." At head of title: World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Evaluates the available evidence on the carcinogenic potential in humans of formaldehyde, 2-butoxyethanol and 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol. Formaldehyde, a potential carcinogen is found in the workplace and in the environment, has been studied the most widely and has been evaluated three times previously. It is being re-evaluated this time following a recommendation from an Advisory group that identified formaldehyde as a high priority for future re-evaluation, based on the availability of complex mechanistic data and the anticipated publication of new epidemiological studies that became available soon afterwards. The same Advisory Group also identified 2-butoxyethanol and other glycol ethers as high priorities, based on the availability of new carcinogenesis bioassays conducted by the US National Toxicology Program. This is the first evaluation that IARC has made to the two glycol ethers.