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Project summary of industrial tar studies.
NIOSH 1975 Jan; :1-54
The toxicity and carcinogenicity of industrial tars are studied in experimental animals by: whole-body exposures to aerosolized solids - free coal tar; whole body exposure to aerosolized coal tar with 20% benzene, toluene, and the xylenes; and skin painting with crude coal tar or coal tar with 20% benzene, toluene, and xylenes. Coal tar is fractionated to identify the biologically active components.
Toxic-substances; Organic-solvents; Contamination; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Chemical-carcinogens; Skin-tests; MX8007452
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