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Document ID (ISN)63725
CIS number 95-248
ISBN(s) 92-807-1403-1
Year 1994
Convention or series no. UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report Series No.20
Author(s)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Title Environmental aspects of industrial wood preservation. A technical guide
Bibliographic information UNEP Industry and Environment Programme Activity Centre, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 quai AndrÚ CitroŰn, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France, 1994. v, 105p. Illus. 62 ref.
Abstract This guide provides practical guidelines for safer practices in industrial wood preservation. Contents: the need for wood preservation; wood preservatives and industrial methods of treatment; chemical toxicity and potential impacts (human health and environmental hazards, sources of exposure, risk assessment); site design and operation for environmental and health protection; environmental management; safe use of treated timber; regulatory framework.
Descriptors (primary) wood preservatives; UNEP; health hazards; pollution control; environmental pollution; health engineering
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; disposal of harmful waste; carcinogens; hazard evaluation; safety by design; fire prevention; safe working methods; legislation; glossary; emergency organization
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFAO; UN; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Environmental pollution