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Document ID (ISN)49252
CIS number 88-570
ISBN(s) 0-85186-897-5
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Richardson M.L.
Title Toxic hazard assessment of chemicals
Bibliographic information Royal Society of Chemistry, Distribution Centre, Blackhorse Road, Letchworth, Herts SG6 1HN, United Kingdom, 1986. 360p. Illus. Bibl. Glossary. Index. Price: GBP 47.50 (UK), USD 85.00 (USA).
Abstract This monograph provides basic guidance on the means of retrieving, validating, and interpreting data in order to make a toxicological hazard assessment of a chemical. It considers methods of data retrieval (computer and manual); verification of data; application, generation and validation of human exposure data; identification of the carcinogenic risk of chemicals to humans; interpretation of epidemiological data; general principles of risk assessment; approaches to the assessment of health hazards due to exposure to a toxic chemical; comparative risk assessment; legislation on chemicals. It is not a guide to hazards associated with any specific chemical.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; hazard criteria; toxicology; health hazards; hazard evaluation; chemical hazards; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; European Communities; description of technique; legislation; data processing
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation