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Ethylene oxide / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
International Programme on Chemical Safety; United Nations Environment Programme; International Labour Organization; World Health Organization; WHO Task Force on Ethylene Oxide ( 1985 )
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Ethylene oxide is a colourless, highly reactive, and flammable gas widely used as an intermediate in the production of various chemicals. Human exposure occurs mainly through inhalation in sterilization facilities and in production plants. Exposure may also occur through fumigated foods, pharmaceutical products, and sterilized medical equipment. This report uses a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on ethylene oxide to evaluate the associated risks for human health and the environment.On the basis of extensive data derived from animal investigations, test systems, and epidemiological findings suggesting an increase in the incidence of human cancer, the report concludes that ethylene oxide should be considered as a probable human carcinogen, and that its levels in the environment should be kept as low as feasible

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Arsine : human health aspects
Czerczak, S; Fishbein, Lawrence; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2002 )
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Global assessment on the state of the science of endocrine disruptors
International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2002 )
Kelevan / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organization
World Health Organization; International Labour Organization; United Nations Environment Programme; International Programme on Chemical Safety; WHO Task Group on Environmental Criteria for Organochlorine Pesticides ( 1986 )
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Assesses available data on the risks for human health and the environment posed by kelevan, a chlordecone derivative used in a number of countries as an insecticide, mainly for the control of the potato beetle and the banana root borer. The opening sections summarize what is known about the properties of kelevan, sources of exposure, environmental transport and distribution, levels in the environment, and kinetics and metabolism. A section devoted to the effects of kelevan on organisms in the environment concentrates on the findings from a very limited number of studies. In view of the sparsity of data on kelevan, the report bases its recommendations on what is known about the toxicity of chlordecone, concluding that, unless kelevan is indispensable, it should not be used

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Elemental mercury and inorganic mercury compounds : human health aspects
Fisher, John F; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2003 )
Neurotoxicity risk assessment for human health : principles and approaches
Harry, G. J; Kulig, B; Lotti, M; Ray, D; Tilson, H; Winneke, G; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2001 )
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1,3-Butadiene : human health aspects
Hughes, K; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2001 )
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Palladium
Melber, Christine; Keller, Detlef; Mangelsdorf, Inge; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2002 )
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Barium and barium compounds
Choudhury, Harlal; Cary, Richard; World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety ( 2001 )
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Arsenic and arsenic compounds
Gomez-Caminero, A; Howe, Paul D; Hughes, M; Kenyon, E; Lewis, D. R; Moore, M; Aitio, A; Becking, George C; Ng, J; International Programme on Chemical Safety; WHO Task Group on Environmental Health Criteria for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds ( 2001 )