A host of chemical substances have become essential parts of human activities and requirements for societal development. Any kind of misuse and/or negligence in handling these substances can cause health disorders, poisoning, and fatalities among unprotected workers and members of the public exposed to contaminated food, water, and air. This book provides a tool for the management of a range of chemical substances commonly used, handled, stored, transported, and disposed of as wastes.
The book covers:
- General fundamentals and specific hazards and effects of chemical substances
- The basics of exposures and responses to chemical substances in the work environment
- Toxic responses in different body systems
- General perspective on the problem of chemical exposures and the possible health effects
The author includes substances such as industrial solvents, pesticides, metals, air pollutants, toxic gases, drugs, and other items. He supplies the chemical abstract system (CAS) number, IUPAC name, molecular formula, synonyms and trade names, use and exposure, toxicity and health effects, and carcinogen factors. He also includes information on exposure limits, methods of proper storage, and waste disposal.