Household Use of Solid Fuels and High Temperature Frying
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
IARC Monographs, Volume 95
ISBN-13    9789283212959 ISBN-10    9283212959
Order Number    17200095 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    55.00 / US$    55.00 Developing countries:    CHF    38.50
English     2010        400   pages
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This volume provides a first-time evaluation of the carcinogenicity of household solid fuel combustion (coal and biomass) and of high-temperature frying. About half of the world's population, mostly in low-resource and medium-resource countries, use solid fuels for cooking or heating, often in poorly ventilated spaces. In this volume, indoor emissions from household combustion of coal, and from household combustion of biomass fuel, as well as stir-frying, deep-frying, and pan-frying - all involving heating cooking oil to high temperatures - were evaluated by an IARC Monographs Working Group, reviewing epidemiological evidence, animal bioassays, and mechanistic and other relevant data to reach conclusions as to their carcinogenic hazard to humans.