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Title: Pentachlorophenol / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: International Programme on Chemical Safety
WHO Task Group on Environmental Criteria for Pentachlorophenol
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Cites over 600 studies in an effort to determine the risks to man and the environment posed by the production and use of pentachlorophenol (PCP). Because of their broad pesticidal efficiency spectrum and low costs, PCP and its salts have been widely used as algicides, bactericides, fungicides, herbicides, and molluscicides with a variety of applications in the industrial, agricultural, and domestic fields. Though some of these uses have been banned or restricted in several developed countries, human exposure continues to be of concern because of possible health hazards associated with the indoor application of wood preservatives or paints containing PCP. A section devoted to sources of human and environmental exposure concentrates on levels of PCP emitted during industrial production, with tables illustrating production levels, production capacities, and major commercial uses in selected countries. The report gives particular attention to occupational exposure occurring during the treatment of lumber in sawmills and treatment plants and exposure to treated wood during carpentry and other wood-working activities. Non-occupational exposures are also considered
Description: 236 p.
Subject: Pentachlorophenol
metadata.dc.subject.other: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Technology
Other Identifiers: 9241542713
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