Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

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How safe is safe enough? We live in a world that is totally dependent on chemicals, be they agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, colorants - it is vitally important that we adopt a sustainable strategy for an environment containing some 11 million chemicals. This book provides a pragmatic guide to the basic tools of chemical safety assessment, from information retrieval, through hazard and risk assessment to safety evaluation and legal aspects. It is truly global in coverage with contributors drawn from East and West, North and South. It covers natural and artificial hazards to the environment, including the potentially catastrophic effects of modern warfare, and encompasses pollution of air, water and soil as well as occupational exposure to chemicals. Everyone with a professional interest in pollution control will find this an invaluable source of information - chemists, environmental scientists, chemical engineers, political scientists, toxicologists, ecotoxicologists, in industry, academia, government departments and international agencies - all will be guided and challenged by the wealth of knowledge it contains.Epilogue Mervyn Richardson 35.1 Introduction The safety of chemicals, on which mankind now depends totally, is of ... chemical such as water in hazardous situations, eg, drowning, is not safe, and if ingested in excessive quantities, ie, ... Oxygen, essential to all mammals, if inhaled at excessive concentrations can result in injury caused via free radical mechanisms. ... and practice, and thus to arrive at rapid, informed decisions on how best to tackle a real-life chemical safety problem.

Title:Chemical Safety
Author:Mervyn Richardson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-07-11


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