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Current intelligence bulletin 25 - ethylene dichloride.
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-149, (CIB 25), 1978 Apr; :1-9
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that as a prudent measure, ethylene dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane) be handled in the workplace as if it were a human carcinogen. This recommendation is based primarily upon an analysis of National Cancer Institute (NCI) data indicating that laboratory rats and mice fed ethylene dichloride experienced a statistically significant excess of malignant and benign tumors, as compared to controls.1 NIOSH has prepared this Bulletin to advise you of the findings of the NCI study, other pertinent data, including findings on the mutagenic and teratogenic qualities of ethylene dichloride, and their implications for occupational health. Also included are "Suggested Guidelines for Minimizing Employee Exposure to Ethylene Dichloride." We are requesting that producers, distributors, professional associations, and unions transmit the information in this Bulletin to their customers, employees, associates, and members.
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-149; CIB 25
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
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