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24 February 2020
Occupational exposures

IARC Monographs Volume 123: Some Nitrobenzenes and Other Industrial Chemicals

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the IARC Monographs volume on some nitrobenzenes and other industrial chemicals is now available online.

This volume includes eight monographs: 2-chloronitrobenzene, 4-chloronitrobenzene, 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene, 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene, 2-amino-4-chlorophenol, ortho-phenylenediamine and ortho-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride, para-nitroanisole, and N,N-dimethylacetamide.

These chemicals have a wide range of uses in industry, including in the manufacture of dyes, colorants, coatings, photographic chemicals, plastics, textiles, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and in dyes and pigments for cosmetics and hair colouring. Exposure to all the agents considered may occur in occupational settings and in the general population, although few data were available. The IARC Monographs Working Group classified all the agents as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B), on the basis of evidence from animal bioassays.

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