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Document ID (ISN)52508
CIS number 89-1591
ISSN - Serial title WSI Mitteilungen
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmincke E.
Title Risks of hazardous substances of a product group as examplified by the polymer polystyrene
Original title Schadstoffrisiken einer Produktgruppe am Beispiel des Kunststoffs Polystyrol [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1988, Vol.41, No.2, p.78-87. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) polystyrene; manufacturing processes; waste disposal; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) materials by purpose; dangerous substances; styrene; uses; toxic substances; chemical products; health hazards; harmful substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Risk evaluation