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Main Title Evaluation of the potential carcinogenicity of gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (Lindane) (50-09-9) /
CORP Author Syracuse Research Corp., NY. ;Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ;
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/081; EPA-68-03-3112; EPA-68-03-3182; OHEA-C-073-042
Stock Number PB93-185064
OCLC Number 46614599
Subjects Aromatic compounds--Carcinogenicity. ; Gamma-Hexchlorocyclohexane--Carcinogenicity. ; Lindane--Carcinogenicity.
Additional Subjects Benzene hexachloride ; Carcinogens ; Toxicity ; Humans ; Animals ; Risk assessment ; Dose-response relationships ; Carcinogenicity tests ; CAS-58-89-9
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-185064 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 25 pages ; 28 cm
Gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-BHC or Lindane) is a probable to possible human carcinogen, classified as weight-of-evidence Group B2/C under the EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment (U.S. EPA, 1986a). Evidence on potential carcinogenicity from animal studies is Sufficient to Limited, and the evidence from human studies is Inadequate. The potency factor (F) for gamma-BHC is estimated to be 7.39/(mg/kg/day), placing it in potency group 2 according to the CAG's methodology for evaluating potential carcinogens (U.S. EPA, 1986b). Combining the weight-of-evidence group and the potency group, gamma-BHC is assigned a MEDIUM hazard ranking for the purposes of RQ adjustment. (When the weight-of-evidence is expressed as a range, the hazard ranking is based on the higher weight-of-evidence group.)
Cover title. "June 1988." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.