PATOLOGIA DA CLORURO DI VINILE: STATO ATTUALE DEL PROBLEMA

Translated title of the contribution: Vinyl chloride toxicity: the present state of knowledge

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Abstract

The main epidemiologic and experimental data showing a causal relationship between exposure to vinyl chloride (VC) and angiosarcoma of the liver, acroosteolysis and other conditions in man are reported. Processes of production, properties and uses of VC and polyvinyl chloride are illustrated in order to explain occupational and nonoccupational exposure. The preliminary outline of an epidemiologic study on workers exposed to VC in Italy is discussed. In agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's recommendation, the authors stress the need for a VC maximum allowable concentration at 'non detectable' levels.

Translated title of the contributionVinyl chloride toxicity: the present state of knowledge
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)401-420
Number of pages20
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Volume65
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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