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Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulphuric acid : evaluation of the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity
  03@07OSH.pdf (426.5 KB)
Document ID LIB378
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 25/06/1905
Document reference 2003/07OSH
Original language of the document English
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  At request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council of the Netherlands evaluates the carcinogenic properties of substances at the workplace and proposes a classification with reference to the EU-directive. The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards performs this evaluation. The present report contains an evaluation by the committee on the carcinogenicity of strong inorganic acid mists containing sulphuric acid.
The committee concludes that strong inorganic acid mists containing sulphuric acid are known to be carcinogenic to humans (comparable with EU category 1). These inorganic acid mists act by a non-stochastic genotoxic mechanism*.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulphuric acid; Evaluation of the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity.

Op verzoek van de Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid beoordeelt de Gezondheidsraad de kankerverwekkende eigenschappen van stoffen waaraan mensen tijdens de beroepsuitoefening kunnen worden blootgesteld. In het voorliggende rapport neemt de Commissie WGD van de Raad, die deze beoor ...

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