Hydrogen Sulfide: Health Effects (from “Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry” – CDC)

This 88-page document is “Chapter 3″ pulled from the “Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry” (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp) provided by the government’s “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (http://www.cdc.gov).

3. HEALTH EFFECTS

3.1 INTRODUCTION

The primary purpose of this chapter is to provide public health officials, physicians, toxicologists, and
other interested individuals and groups with an overall perspective on the toxicology of hydrogen sulfide.
It contains descriptions and evaluations of toxicological studies and epidemiological investigations and
provides conclusions, where possible, on the relevance of toxicity and toxicokinetic data to public health.

3.2 Discussion of health effects by route of exposure
3.3 Genotoxicity
3.4 Health effects in wildlife potentially relevant to human health
3.5 Toxicokinetics
3.5 Mechanisms of action
3.6 Toxicities mediated through the neuroendocrine axis
3.7 Children’s susceptibility
3.8 Biomarkers of exposure and effect
3.9 Interactions with other chemicals
3.10 Populations that are unusually susceptible
3.11 Methods for reducing toxic effects
3.12 Adequacy of the database

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The full chapter on Health Effects can be read online:  http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp114-c3.pdf.

The full Toxicological Profile for Hydrogen Sulfide (all chapters) can be referenced at:  http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp.asp?id=389&tid=67 

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