||Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals. Volume 14.
||National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.; Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
||ISBN-978-0-309-28308-3; DOD-W81K04-11-D-0017; DOE-EP-W-09-007
Air pollution effects ;
Environmental exposure ;
Chemical industry ;
Toxic substances ;
Hazardous materials ;
Health hazards ;
Health effects ;
Respiratory diseases ;
Methyl isocyanate ;
Industrial accidents ;
Emergency planning ;
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||This report is the fourteenth 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.
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