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Main Title Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals. Volume 18.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.; Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2014
Report Number ISBN-978-0-309-31189-2; DOD-W81K04-11-D-0017; DOD-EP-W-09-007
Stock Number PB2014-109341
Additional Subjects Air pollution effects ; Environmental exposure ; Chemical industry ; Disasters ; Toxic substances ; Hazardous materials ; Health hazards ; Health effects ; Respiratory diseases ; Methyl isocyanate
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NTIS  PB2014-109341 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/25/2015
Collation 178p
Abstract
This report is the eighteenth volume in the series Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals. In the Bhopal disaster of 1984, approximately 2,000 residents living near a chemical plant were killed and 20,000 more suffered irreversible damage to their eyes and lungs following accidental release of methyl isocyanate. The toll was particularly high because the community had little idea what chemicals were being used at the plant, how dangerous they might be, or what steps to take in an emergency. This tragedy served to focus international attention on the need for governments to identify hazardous substances and to assist local communities in planning how to deal with emergency exposures.