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Pesticide residues in food : 1993, toxicology evaluations, Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Expert Group on Pesticide Residues, Geneva, 20-29 September 1993. Part 2., Toxicology
Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues; World Health Organization; FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment; WHO Expert Group on Pesticide Residues; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 1994 )
Abstract

Presents detailed evaluations of the available toxicological and other safety data for eighteen pesticides that have the potential to leave residues in food commodities. Separate monographs are presented for the following pesticides and metabolites: amitrole, bromopropylate, diazinon, dichlorvos, diquat, ethephon, ethylenethiourea (ETU), etofenprox, fenpropathrin, mancozeb, maneb, metiram, monocrotophos, phosalone, propineb, propylenethiourea (PTU),triazophos, zineb. As most of these compounds had been evaluated at previous meetings, monographs concentrate on new data that may call for changes in the established acceptable daily intake. The book is intended to assist the work of pesticide manufacturers, government and food regulatory officers, industrial testing laboratories, and toxicology laboratories

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Tin and inorganic tin compounds
Howe, Paul D; Watts, Peter; World Health Organization. Chemical Safety Team; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2005 )
Principles and methods for the assessment of risk from essential trace elements
International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2002 )
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Evaluation of certain mycotoxins in food : fifty-sixth report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (2001: Geneva, Switzerland); World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2002 )
Methyl ethyl ketone / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 1993 )
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Evaluates risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to methyl ethyl ketone. Because of its excellent properties as a solvent, methyl ethyl ketone is widely used in the application of protective coatings and adhesives, in magnetic tape production, in the dewaxing of lubricating oil, and in food processing. Methyl ethyl ketone is also a common ingredient in consumer products such as varnishes and glues. Intentional abuse of solvent mixtures containing this chemical is of particular public health concern, since injuries can be severe, permanently disabling, and even fatal. Although methyl ethyl ketone is a natural component of many foods, the report notes that concentrations are consistently low. Other sources of population exposure include drinking-water, tobacco smoke, and volatilization from building materials and consumer products. The report concludes that methyl ethyl ketone does not pose a significant threat to the environment except in cases of major spills or discharges. The remaining sections concentrate on evidence, from animal studies, in vitro test systems, and observations in humans, of the toxic effects of this chemical. Evidence from several outbreaks of poisoning linked to solvent abuse is also considered. The report concludes that the principal toxic effects observed with methyl ethyl ketone exposure stem from its well-documented ability to potentiate the toxicity of two classes of organic solvents: unbranched aliphatic hexacarbons and haloalkanes. While methyl ethyl ketone on its own appears to be a relatively safe organic solvent, chronic co-exposure with these other organic solvents represents a significant potential occupational hazard. A concluding section urges industries to take all precautions necessary to ensure that workers are not exposed to both methyl ethyl ketone and solvents whose toxicity is potentiated by this chemical

Guide to short-term tests for detecting mutagenic and carcinogenic chemicals / prepared for the IPCS by the International Commission for Protection Against Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens
International Commission for Protection Against Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens; International Programme on Chemical Safety; United Nations Environment Programme; International Labour Organization; World Health Organization ( 1985 )
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A fully referenced document offering guidance in the field of short-term testing for mutagens and genotoxic carcinogens. In view of the acknowledged limitations in the capacity of short-term tests t screen for mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, the report attempts to explain the types of test that are commonly employed and the meaning that the results of such tests may have in the assessment of possible human hazards. The most extensive section contains descriptions, in phylogenetic order, of the most commonly used and most widely accepted assays. Emphasis is placed on the specific minimum scientific and technical criteria regarded as critical factors in obtaining data of acceptable quality and reliability. The next section discusses additional criteria that relate to good laboratory practice in genetic toxicology and to the type and quality of laboratory facilities. The report concludes with guidelines for the selection, application, and interpretation of short-term tests

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Mononitrophenols
Boehncke, A; Mangelsdorf, Inge; Wibbertmann, A; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2000 )
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2-Furaldehyde
Cary, R; Dobson, Stuart; Gregg, N; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2000 )
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Ethylene glycol : environmental aspects
Dobson, Stuart; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2000 )
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Chloral hydrate
World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2000 )