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Title: Butanols - four isomers : 1-butanol, 2-butanol, tert-butanol, isobutanol / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization
Authors: International Programme on Chemical Safety
United Nations Environment Programme
International Labour Organization
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Presents individual monographs on the risks to health and the environment associated with 1-butanol, 2-butanol, tert-butanol, and isobutanol. These butanol isomers, which occur naturally as products of fermentation, are also synthesized from petrochemicals and widely used as solvents and intermediates in chemical industries. Human exposure to high concentrations is primarily occupational, while exposure to low concentrations is mainly through foods in which the isomers occur either naturally or as flavouring agents. Although the butanol isomers can be classified as slightly or practically nontoxic, all isomers, in large amounts, have the ability to induce signs of alcoholic intoxication in both animals and man. The most extensive section of each monograph covers data on biological effects observed in experimental animals, in in vitro test systems, and in cases of accidental occupational exposure in man. Particular attention is given to studies useful in assessing effects on the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract of workers exposed to these chemicals
Description: pol published by: Lodz : Institute of Occupational Medicine
Bibliography: p.119-141
141 p.
Subject: Butanols
metadata.dc.subject.other: Community Health and Primary Health Care
Other Identifiers: 9241542659
8320015529 (pol)
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