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Document ID (ISN)59821
CIS number 93-621
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational health in the chemical industry
Bibliographic information WHO Regional Office for Europe, 8 Scherfigsvej, 2100 K°benhavn ě, Denmark, 1992. xii, 305p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract This book contains selected papers from the 23rd International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Congress, Sep. 1990, Montreal, Canada, and the XIX Medichem Congress, Sep. 1991, Basle, Switzerland. It includes papers on adverse health effects of industrial chemicals on workers (such as N-vinylpyrrolidone, cypermethrin, 4,4'-methylenedianiline, nitrobenzene, benzene, and carbon disulfide) and their surveillance methods; risk assessment and risk management in the chemical industry, with case studies on firefighters and exposure to L-tryptophan, monochlorobenzene and 1,3-butadiene; occupational health responsibilities to customers and the public, with examples of petrochemical industry and odour control; and current topics in the chemical industry such as toluene exposure, work with simians, recombinant protein production, presbyopia, neurobehavioural tests, generic risk assessment and lead titanate zirconate exposure.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; chemical industry; health hazards; exposure evaluation; neighbourhood protection; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) methylenedianiline; conference; Switzerland; WHO; lead zirconate titanate; chlorobenzene; carbon disulfide; benzene; toluene; butadiene; tryptophan; nitrobenzene; N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone; cipermethrin; presbyopia; odour control; petrochemical industry; pharmaceutical industry; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Switzerland; WHO
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Chemical industry
Risk evaluation