|Document ID (ISN)||52508|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Risks of hazardous substances of a product group as examplified by the polymer polystyrene
||Schadstoffrisiken einer Produktgruppe am Beispiel des Kunststoffs Polystyrol [in German]|
||Feb. 1988, Vol.41, No.2, p.78-87. Illus. 28 ref.
||Polystyrene is used as an example for describing a new method of assessing the risk posed by chemical products and materials. The method is based on identifying hazardous substances arising at various stages of production, use and disposal. In the case of polystyrene, many toxic substances develop during its 5 production stages. Its disposal, too, is full of risks while its uses pose no hazards other than the release of residual components. It is recommended to improve the risk evaluation method by including a comparative analysis of risks involved in the production, use and disposal of a suitable substitute.
||polystyrene; manufacturing processes; waste disposal; hazard evaluation
||materials by purpose; dangerous substances; styrene; uses; toxic substances; chemical products; health hazards; harmful substances
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal