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Document ID (ISN)109283
CIS number 09-392
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16001 I 05, 4-2008
Author(s) Wennig R.
Title Historical review of major environmental accidents involving chemicals
Original title Histoire des catastrophes environnementales d'origine chimique [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2008, No.161, 21p. 119 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; epidemiology; chemical products; causes of accidents; ecotoxicology; environmental pollution; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceLuxembourg
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Pollution control
Environmental pollution
Major hazards