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Industrial Guide to Chemical and Drug Safety

  • ID: 2174549
  • Book
  • 630 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An authoritative resource covering a broad range of toxic materials

Exposure to a wide variety of chemicals and drugs has become common in industrial, laboratory, and even household environments. Fortunately, global understanding and consequently global safety standards regarding the management of toxic and hazardous substances are fast approaching uniformity. The methods of handling, use, transportation, storage, and disposal in particular are moving toward standardization. As these protocols involving chemicals and drugs continue to cross international borders, students and professionals need a reliable resource to ensure they observe appropriate safety standards. The Industrial Guide to Chemical and Drug Safety covers not only current standards, but also a wealth of information on toxins to help regulatory bodies develop new protocols.

Written in an accessible narrative style, the Guide covers chemicals by key classes such as solvents, pesticides, and metals, and also by key industries such as drugs, food additives, plastics, cosmetics, detergents, and soaps. The book explains the beneficial and harmful aspects of a broad range of materials to which students, trainees, skilled workers, managers, and personnel associated with regulatory agencies are exposed, with the purpose of helping them avoid the illnesses associated with the misuse of chemicals and drugs. Chapters include:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Pesticides
  • Industrial Solvents
  • Industrial Gases and Fumes
  • Drugs
  • Target Organ Toxicity
  • Disposal of Hazardous Chemicals
  • Guidance to Students and Workers
  • Good Laboratory Practice

T. S. S. Dikshith and Prakash Diwan’s authoritative text offers valuable guidance to a host of occupational workers who regularly handle hazardous chemicals and drugs.

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Introduction to Chemical and Drug Safety.

Principles of Toxicity and Safety.

Heavy Metals.

Organochlorine Pesticides.

Organophosphorus Pesticides.

Herbicides and Fungicides.


Synthetic Pyrethroids, Fumigants, and Rodenticides.

Industrial Solvents.

Food Additives and Food Contaminants.

Industrial Gases and Fumes.

Drugs: Discovery and Development.

Drugs and Human Diseases.

Nonmedical Use of Drugs.

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals: Safety Considerations.

Target Organ Toxicity.

Disposal of Hazardous Chemicals.

Good Laboratory Practice.

Safety Evaluation: Methods and Procedures.

Guidance for  Laboratory Students and Occupational Workers.




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T. S. S. Dikshith
Prakash V. Diwan
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