Formaldehyde, 2-Butoxyethanol and 1-tert-Butoxy-2-propanol
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Human
IARC Monographs, Volume 88
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283212881 ISBN-10    9283212886
Order Number    17200088   
Price    CHF    55.00 / US$    66.00 Developing countries:    CHF    38.50
English     2006        483   pages
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This eighty-eighth volume of IARC Monographs 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.