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Main Title Proctor and Hughes' Chemical hazards of the workplace /
Author Proctor, Nick H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hughes, James P.,
Hathaway, Gloria J.
Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 34604247
ISBN 0442020503; 9780442020507
Subjects Industrial toxicology ; Industrial hygiene ; Hazardous Substances--poisoning ; Occupational Diseases--chemically induced ; Toxicologia industrial ; Higiene e seguranðca industrial ; Doenðcas ocupacionais
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJER  RA1229.P76 1996 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/23/1999
Edition 4th ed.
Collation ix, 704 p. ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
Since the previous edition of Proctor and Hughes' Chemical Hazards of the Workplace, more extensive research (including an increased number of human studies) has led to a better understanding of which chemicals are dangerous in a work environment and why. The proven Proctor and Hughes' format makes the following essential information supremely accessible: For each chemical, the book provides a concise profile, including the chemical formula, CAS number, Threshold Limit Value, synonyms, physical properties, sources of exposure, and routes of exposure. Specific information on dose responses, target organs, signs and symptoms of exposure, as well as carcinogenic, mutagenic and fetotoxic status, is highlighted. Thorough cross-referencing and a complete index make information easy to locate. First-source references point the way to more detailed information. Introductory sections review concepts of toxicology, clinical manifestations of toxic exposure, occupational disease diagnosis, and important aspects of industrial hygiene.