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Title: Propylene oxide / 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: 1985
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Propylene oxide is a colourless, highly volatile, and flammable liquid primarily used as a chemical intermediate. Small amounts are used for the sterilization of medical equipment and for the fumigation of foodstuffs. The main route of human exposure is through inhalation at the work-place. This report evaluates available scientific data on the risks posed by propylene oxide to human health and the environment. On the basis of this analysis, the report concludes that propylene oxide should be regarded, for practical purposes, as presenting a carcinogenic risk for man, and that levels in the environment should be kept as low as feasible
Description: Bibliography: p.44-53
53 p.
Subject: Solvents
Environmental Monitoring
metadata.dc.subject.other: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Technology
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/38653
Other Identifiers: 9241541962
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