ERIC Number: ED106051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Toxic Substances List. 1972 Edition.
Christensen, Herbert E., Ed.; And Others
The second edition of the Toxic Substances List, containing some 13,000 entries, is prepared annually by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The purpose of the List is to identify all known toxic substances but not to quantitate the hazard. The List provides information on the toxic dose indicated for specific animal study, route of entry and the reference for each listing by chemical name. The absence of a substance from the List does not indicate that it is not toxic. Some toxic substances do not qualify for inclusion because the dosage/toxic effect relationship is unknown. Other chemicals associated with skin sensitization and carcinogenicity may be omitted because these effects have not been reproduced in experimental animals or because the human data are not definitive. NIOSH has made no attempt to study and evaluate the data as presented. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, Chemical Nomenclature, Chemistry, Classification, Environment, Information Processing, Poisoning, Public Health, Safety, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.