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Document ID (ISN)54804
CIS number 90-1987
ISBN(s) 0-6744-463-56
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Graham J.D., Green L.C., Robers M.J.
Title In search of safety: chemicals and cancer risk
Bibliographic information Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, USA, and 126 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SD, United Kingdom, 1988. 260p. Bibl. Index. Price: GBP 27.95 (in the UK).
Abstract This book analyses the controversies that arise in the US concerning the regulation of chemicals that are known or suspected to cause occupational cancer and gives some recommendations designed to clarify and strengthen the important role that science can play in the resolution of these problems. Contents: objectives and methods; setting regulatory priorities; interpreting the scientific evidence on formaldehyde and cancer, and on benzene and cancer; the problem of setting standards; quantifying cancer risks; science and policy conflict.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; benzene; occupational pathology; toxic substances; neoplasms; permissible levels; hazard evaluation; carcinogenic effects; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) comment on law; USA
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Aldehydes
Occupational exposure limits