Handbook of Hazardous Materials

Handbook of Hazardous Materials

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Handbook of Hazardous Materials is a one-volume compendium of hazardous materials that discusses the toxic effects of these materials on human health and the global environment. It provides comprehensive coverage of individual toxic elements, covers hazardous material groups, and includes more general articles such as evaluation and testing of carcinogens, transport of pollutants, and inhalation toxicology. The fully referenced articles are presented in alphabetical order. The book features a subject index as well as numerous cross-references. Individual articles are preceded by a topical outline and discuss the origin, prevalence, mechanisms of toxicity and damaging effects of each hazardous material. Comprehensive coverage of individual toxic elements, including Asbestos Alar Lead Mercury Coverage of hazardous material groups, such as Pesticides Food additives Nitrogen compounds More general articles, such as Evaluation and testing of carcinogens Transport of pollutants Inhalation toxicologyIn 1862, a very explicit description of the effects of the toxic fumes generated in the ancient sewer systems of Paris provided the basis for a dramatic scene of bravery for one of Victor Hugoa#39;s main characters in the novel 36 7 a€œLes Miserables.

Title:Handbook of Hazardous Materials
Publisher:Academic Press - 2012-12-02


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