IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans Series 96

Consumption of Alcholic Beverages and Ethyl Carbamate

June 2011
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    16th June 2011
  • ISBN 9789283212966
  • Language English
  • Pages 1024 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

This volume of the IARC Monographs provides a reassessment of the carcinogenicity of alcoholic beverages and of ethyl carbamate (urethane), a frequent contaminant of fermented foods and alcoholic beverages. Although moderate alcohol consumption has some health benefits, the WHO identified the consumption of alcohol as one of the top-10 risks for worldwide burden of disease. An IARC Monographs Working Group reviewed epidemiological evidence, animal bioassays, and mechanistic and other relevant data to reach conclusions as to the carcinogenic hazard of alcohol consumption and ethyl carbamate to humans.

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