|| World Health Organization,
Resorcinol--Physiological effect. ;
Resorcinol--Environmental aspects. ;
Resorcinols--adverse effects. ;
Environmental Exposure. ;
Risk Assessment. ;
Produits chimiques organiques. ;
Environnement humain. ;
Effets sur la santé. ;
Effets sur l'environnement.
||RA1190.C673 no. 71
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||vi, 72 pages : illustrations.
"Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environmental Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals." "IPCS, International Programme on Chemical Safety"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-46).
Identity and physical/chemical properties -- Analytical methods -- Sources of human and environmental exposure -- Environmental transport, distribution, transformation, and accumulation -- Environmental levels and human exposure -- Comparative kinetics and metabolism in laboratory animals and humans -- Effects on laboratory mammals and in vitro test systems -- Effects on humans -- Effects on other organisms in the laboratory field -- Effects evaluation -- Previous evaluations by IOMC bodies. Resorcinol is a white crystalline compound used largely in the rubber industry and in wood bonding applications and is an important source of chemical intermediate in the manufacture of speciality chemicals. Other uses of the chemical include the manufacture of dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, agricultural chemicals, fungicidal creams and lotions, and hair dye formulations. This Concise International Assessment Document (CICAD) evaluates the scientific literature on the health and environmental effects of resorcinol based on selected national and regional evaluations. Uncertainties in the risk assessment are set out for both human health and the environment--Publisher's description.