|Document ID (ISN)||109283|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16001 I 05, 4-2008
||Historical review of major environmental accidents involving chemicals
||Histoire des catastrophes environnementales d'origine chimique [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2008, No.161, 21p. 119 ref.
||A first part of this article presents a concise overview of the 100 or so major chemical accidents having occurred since the beginning of the 20th century. Some 45 major accidents are next reviewed in more detail, with data on the extent, causes and victims. The toxicology of the products involved, together with the epidemiological and ecotoxicological implications are provided for each accident.
||toxicology; epidemiology; chemical products; causes of accidents; ecotoxicology; environmental pollution; major hazards
||neurotoxic effects; ammonium nitrate; cadmium and compounds; reactors; exothermic reactions; chemical industry; polychlorinated biphenyls; trichlorophenoxyacetic acid; chlorinated dibenzofurans; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; fire; defoliants; tank wagons; ships; explosions; storage; fatalities; petroleum and natural gas industry; petroleum refining; petrochemical industry; smelting plants; encyclopaedia; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Luxembourg|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards