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This work presents a critical review of the literature concerning the methods of determination for 31 carcinogens. It considers the determination of the carcinogen in typical workplace air, at concentrations at or below the proposed Occupational Exposure Limit, using methods that might reasonably be expected to be available in the workplace. Where several methods are available, the method of choice is identified; where no adequate method is found, suggestions for further work are made. The carcinogens reviewed are the following : 1-chloro-2, 3-epoxypropane (epichlorohydrin), 2-nitropropane, o-dianisidine, o-tolidine, 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine, 1,2-dibromoethane (ethylene dibromide), 4-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline), arsenic and arsenic compounds, chromium trioxide (chromic acid) (chromic anhydride), lead chromate, zinc chromate, calcium chromate, strontium chromate, coal tar pitch, coal tar distillation fractions (bp 200 C), benzidine, 2-naphthylamine, N,N-dimethylnitrosamine, dimethyl sulphate, benzene, acrylonitrile, diethyl sulphate, cadmium chloride, antimony trioxide, bis (chloromethyl) ether, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane, chloromethyl methyl ether, 1,1-dimethylhydrazine, dimethylcarbamoyl chloride and methyl iodide.

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Authors: ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, Royal Society of Chemistry, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11897 EN (1989) 74 pp.
Availability: Royal Society of Chemistry, Distribution Centre, Blackhorse Road, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1HN (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-85186-098-2
Record Number: 199010151 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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