Publisher description for Hazardous chemicals desk reference / Richard J. Lewis, Sr.
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The Fifth Edition of Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference contains Safety Profiles, synonyms, physical properties, standards, and recommendations of government agencies for approximately 5,000 chemicals deemed both important and potentially hazardous by the international scientific community. Substances were chosen on the basis of meeting a variety of criteria, including:
Having an OSHA standard
Having an ACGIH TLV
Listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer Groups1 through 4 assessments
Listed on the NTP Ninth Report on Carcinogens
Having a German Research Society’s Mak or Bat listing
Having especially dangerous toxic, reactive, or fire propertiesThe data for each entry is taken from the master file of DPIM. The Fifth Edition distinguishes itself from its predecessors by including the very latest information from a variety of international databases and organizations, while deleting entries that have proven to be the least pertinent to practitioners. As with previous incarnations, the organization of contents places a premium on providing a quick reference for individuals seeking a concise summary of a chemical’s hazards. The Desk Reference remains the premier resource on hazardous chemicals for students, professors, scientists, engineers, and all professionals whose work involves managing these materials.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hazardous substances Handbooks, manuals, etc