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Document ID (ISN)58000
CIS number 92-948
Year 1989
Convention or series no. GESAMP Reports and Studies No.35
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP)
Title The evaluation of the hazards of harmful substances carried by ships. Revision of GESAMP Reports and Studies No.17
Bibliographic information International Maritime Organisation, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, 1989. 220p. Bibl.ref.
Abstract A hazard evaluation rationale developed for the particular purpose of the development of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships is described; hazard profiles are intended to be used solely for that purpose. A detailed explanation of the hazard evaluation steps is given along with a consideration of certain classes of chemicals (alcohols, halogenated compounds, phthalates, chlorinated paraffins, pesticides), mixtures under trade or generic names and substances containing mineral oil. A composite list of hazard profiles for a number of substances is included.
Descriptors (primary) IMCO; harmful substances; environmental pollution; sea transport; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; food contamination; report; UNESCO; UN; UNEP; WHO; WMO; FAO; IAEA; list of chemical substances; hazard evaluation; pollution control; health hazards; carcinogens
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Water transportation
Transport of materials