Alcohol Consumption and Ethyl Carbamate
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
IARC Monographs, Volume 96
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283212966 ISBN-10    9283212967
Order Number    17200096
Price    CHF    55.00 / US$    66.00 Developing countries:    CHF    38.50
English     2010        1433   pages
Summary
This volume of the IARC Monographs provides a reassessment of the carcinogenicity of alcoholic beverages and of ethyl carbamate (urethane), a frequent contaminant of fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. Although moderate alcohol consumption has some health benefits, the WHO identified the consumption of alcohol as one of the top-10 risks for worldwide burden of disease. An IARC Monographs Working Group reviewed epidemiological evidence, animal bioassays, and mechanistic and other relevant data to reach conclusions as to the carcinogenic hazard of alcohol consumption and ethyl carbamate to humans.