Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment

  • ID: 2178559
  • Book
  • 168 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The use of chemicals in the workplace is governed by stringent health, safety and environmental legislation, and companies spend significant amounts of time and money assessing the risks associated with the safe handling and use of chemicals. In practice, a range of information is required when assessing the safe handling of chemicals, much of which is provided by the manufacturer in thematerial safety data sheet.

Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment is written for corporate health & safety officers and safety managers, R&D chemists, process chemists and engineers, and manufacturing unit managers & supervisors in all industries where chemicals are used. The information contained in this book will help those personnel understand, interpret and apply the range of information supplied on a material safety data sheet when planning the safe handling and use of chemicals.

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1. Toxicology.

Introduction.

Toxicity.

Chemical irritancy and corrosive effects.

Chemical allergies.

Genetic toxicology and carcinogenicity.

Reproductive toxicology.

The nervous system.

Alternatives to animal testing.

2. Ecotoxicology.

Introduction.

Aquatic toxicity testing.

Chemical persistence and biodegradability.

Bioaccumulation.

3. Classification and labelling of chemicals according to their hazardous nature.

Introduction.

Europe.

The Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC.

Preparations.

Canada.

USA.

Summary.

4. Handling chemicals in the workplace.

Introduction.

Risk assessment.

Chemical harzards.

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5. Chemical control.

Introduction.

Chemical control in Europe.

Chemical control in the USA.

Chemical control in Australia.

6. The Material Safety Data Sheet.

Introduction.

How to deal with differences in toxicological information

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"[Toxicology and ecotoxicology in chemical safety assessment] brings together a large amount of up–to–date information that probably never has been brought together in one place.

This is not a book for the professional toxicologist, but for those who need to use toxicology professionally"

Chemistry & Industry, Issue 10 May 2005
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