Classification of carcinogenic chemicals in the work area by the German MAK Commission: current examples for the new categories.

@article{Greim2001ClassificationOC,
  title={Classification of carcinogenic chemicals in the work area by the German MAK Commission: current examples for the new categories.},
  author={Helmut A. Greim and Ulrich Reuter},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={2001},
  volume={166 1-2},
  pages={
          11-23
        }
}
The German Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area (MAK Commission) introduced an extended classification scheme in 1998. In addition to the traditional three categories still used to date, now called: Category 1 (human carcinogen); Category 2 (animal carcinogen); and Category 3 (suspected carcinogen), two new Categories (4 and 5) were added. Classification of substances into the new Categories 4 and 5 is based on the knowledge of mode of action… CONTINUE READING
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