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Alkanes, C14-17, CHLORO Part II Human Health

Abstract: 
This document is the Human Health part of the Risk Assessment Report on ALKANES, C14-17, CHLORO (MCCP), carried out in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances, and endorsed by the Technical Committee on New and Existing Substances. The key health effects of concern arising from occupational exposure to MCCPs during the use of oil-based metal working fluids (MWF), are kidney toxicity following repeated exposure, carcinogenicity, effects on the offspring mediated via lactation and effects at the time of parturition. There are no concerns for consumers and men indirectly exposed via the environment, in particular for infants exposed to MCCPs via milk.