List of WHO publications: Industrial pollution
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2014 Order Number    11600242 ISBN-13
 9789241572422
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CHF 80,00  / US$ 96,00 Developing countries    CHF 56,00
English
This Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) series publication addresses dermal exposure to chemicals. It describes sources and pathways of dermal exposure, models and tools to estimate dermal exposure and methods for dermal exposure prevention and reduction Furthermore, the EHC introduces skin diseases associated with dermal exposure. .../...
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2010 Order Number    13400105 ISBN-13
 9789289002134
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CHF 70,00  / US$ 84,00 Developing countries    CHF 49,00
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This book presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. .../...
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2010 Order Number    13800067 ISBN-13
 9789241530675
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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This Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) is a compendium of evaluations of the scientific literature on the health and environmental effects of three glycol ethers:- 2-methoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol, 2-propoxyethanol and 2-butoxyethanol. These 2-alkoxyethanols are used in various industrial and workplace processes such as solvents and coatings. .../...
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2009 Order Number    13800072 ISBN-13
 9789241530729
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Iodine is a naturally occurring element and inorganic iodines found in the ocean accumulate in fish, shellfish and seaweed. Industrially iodine is used in many applications including the manufacture of inks, dyes, photographic agents and in water-purification. In the health-care industry, iodine is widely used as a disinfectant/biocide and in the production of soaps, bandages, and medicines. .../...
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2006 Order Number    13800071 ISBN-13
 9789241530712
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
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Resorcinol is a white crystalline compound used largely in the rubber industry and in wood bonding applications and is an important source of chemical intermediate in the manufacture of speciality chemicals. Other uses of the chemical include the manufacture of dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, agricultural chemicals, fungicidal creams and lotions, and hair dye formulations. .../...
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2006 Order Number    13800073 ISBN-13
 9789241530736
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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Organotins are a group of compounds which have a variety of properties and uses. The focus of this Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) is on those mono-and disubstituted organotins mainly used as stabilizers in PVC, as catalysts for the production of electrodeposited coatings, in silicone rubbers, and in powder and glass coatings. .../...
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2006 Order Number    13800069 ISBN-13
 9789241530699
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
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Cobalt is a naturally occurring element with a number of radioactive isotopes. It is a silvery grey solid at room temperatures. Sources of exposure are both natural and anthropogenic with the largest source of exposure to the general population is through the food supply. .../...
Title
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2006 Order Number    13800068 ISBN-13
 9789241530682
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CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
Tetrachloroethene is used mainly in the dry cleaning of textiles, as a chemical intermediate and in metal degreasing. This report evaluates the available scientific literature on the health and environmental effects of tetrachloroethene based on selected national and regional evaluations. .../...
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2006 Order Number    13800070 ISBN-13
 9789241530705
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CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
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Heptachlor is a chlorinated dicyclopentadiene insecticide which is persistent in the environment and accumulates in the food chain. Its use is severely restricted under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and it is also subject to global restriction under the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent . .../...
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2005 Order Number    13800064 ISBN-13
 9789241530644
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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This report examines the health effects of exposure to n-butyl, isobutyl, sec-butyl, and tert-butyl acetates The best studies available indicate that the acute toxicity of n-butyl acetate by inhalation, oral and dermal routes is low. Limited available data on the other isomers also indicate low toxicity.
Title
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2005 Order Number    13800065 ISBN-13
 9789241530651
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This report examines the health effects of exposure to tin and inorganic tin compounds. Results of studies show that inorganic tin compounds have low toxicity in both aquatic and terrestrial organisms and concentrations showing toxicity to organisms are generally several orders of magnitude higher than those found in the environment.
Title
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2005 Order Number    13800066 ISBN-13
 9789241530668
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This report deals with 2,4,6-tribromophenol (2,4,6-TBP) and other simple brominated phenols with a single benzene ring. However, information on toxicity, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate on bromophenols other than 2,4,6-TBP is very limited. .../...
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2004 Order Number    13800062 ISBN-13
 9789241530620
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This book deals with the risks to human health of coal tar creosote. Wood creosote is a different product that is used mainly in pharmaceutical preparations and is not treated in this volume. Coal tar creosote is a brownish-black/yellowish-dark green oily liquid with a characteristic odour that is obtained by the fractional distillation of crude coal tars. .../...
Title
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2004 Order Number    13800063 ISBN-13
 9789241530637
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This CICAD deals with the environmental aspects of manganese and its compounds. Manganese (Mn) is a naturally occurring element that is found in rock, soil, and water. It is ubiquitous in the environment and comprises about 0.1% of the Earth's crust. .../...
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2004 Order Number    13800057 ISBN-13
 9789241530576
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to glyoxal. Glyoxal is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and dyestuffs, as a cross-linking agent in the production of a range of different polymers, as a biocide, and as a disinfecting agent. .../...
Title
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2004 Order Number    13800058 ISBN-13
 9789241530583
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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Chloroform is a clear, colourless, volatile liquid with a pleasant etheric odour. It is mainly used in the production of chlorodifluoromethane (HCFC-22), which is used (in decreasing quantities) as a refrigerant and (increasingly) as a fluoropolymer feedstock. .../...
Title
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2004 Order Number    13800059 ISBN-13
 9789241530590
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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Asphalt, more commonly referred to as bitumen in Europe, is a dark brown to black, cement-like semisolid or solid or viscous liquid produced by the non-destructive distillation of crude oil during petroleum refining. The major types of asphalt products are paving asphalts and roofing asphalts. .../...
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2004 Order Number    13800061 ISBN-13
 9789241530613
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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This book evaluates the risks that cyanides present to human health. Although many chemical forms of cyanide are used in industrial applications or are present in the environment, the primary toxic agent, regardless of their origin, is the cyanide anion (CN ). Cyanides are characterized by their high acute toxicity by all routes of administration. .../...
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2004 Order Number    13800060 ISBN-13
 9789241530606
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CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
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Chlorobenzenes are a group of cyclic aromatic compounds in which one or more hydrogen atoms of the benzene ring have been replaced by a chlorine atom. They are used mainly as intermediates in the synthesis of pesticides and other chemicals; 1,4-DCB is used in space deodorants and as a moth repellent. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800048 ISBN-13
 9789241530484
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
Chloroanilines have 3 isomers: chlorinated at the 2, 3, and 4 (ortho, meta, and para) positions. Their use patterns are the same and they all show the same pattern of toxicity in rats and mice (e.g. haematotoxicity). Therefore, this CICAD focuses on the risk assessment of 4-chloroaniline as the most toxic of the chlorinated anilines. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800049 ISBN-13
 9789241530491
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
This book is a concise risk assessment document on Thiourea. Thiourea is a white crystalline solid and has a wide range of uses, including production of textiles and production of pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Although thiourea has been shown to be a carcinogen in rats, the weight of evidence suggests that rodents are more sensitive than humans to thyroid tumour.
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800051 ISBN-13
 9789241530514
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
This book is on the risk assessment of . 1, 1-dichloroethene (vinylidene chloride). 1, 1-dichloroethene is volatile colourless liquid, with characteristic odour. It is produced commercially and does not occur naturally. It is used as an intermediate in the production of some polymers which are used in a variety of consumer products, including food packaging, textiles, and outdoor furniture.
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800052 ISBN-13
 9789241530521
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
This book is on the risk assessment of diethyl phthalate. Diethyl phthalate is a colourless liquid with a slight aromatic odour and low volatility. It is used as a plasticizer in a wide variety of consumer products, including plastic packaging films, cosmetic formulations, and toiletries, as well as medical treatment tubing. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800054 ISBN-13
 9789241530545
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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Ethylene oxide is a colourless, highly reactive gas at room temperature and pressure. Almost all of ethylene oxide produced is used in the manufacture of ethylene glycol, but some amount is used as a sterilant for health care materials and other heat-sensitive products. Ethylene oxide is an alkylating agent and forms protein and DNA adducts. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800055 ISBN-13
 9789241530552
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
This book evaluates the effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) on human health. PCBs are synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds that have been produced and used in plasticizers, surface coatings, inks, dielectric fluids and so on. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800056 ISBN-13
 9789241530569
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
1, 2, 3-trichloropropane is a chlorinated alkane, which is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals (e.g. pesticides) and as a crosslinking agent in the production of polymers. It is known that 1, 2, 3-trichloropropane is carcinogenic in rats and mice, inducing a wide range of tumours in both sexes. .../...
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2003 Order Number    13800044 ISBN-13
 9789241530446
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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This book evaluates the effects of silver and silver comounds to the environment, including their uptake and accumulation in plants. Silver is a rare but naturally occurring metal, often found deposited as a mineral ore in association with other elements. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    13800045 ISBN-13
 9789241530453
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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This book evaluates the risk to human health of ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol is a colourless, odourless, sweet-tasting, relatively non-volatile liquid. It is used in the manufacture of poly-ethylene terephthalate, in natural gas processing, and as an antifreeze agent. .../...
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2003 Order Number    13800046 ISBN-13
 9789241530460
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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Carbon disulfide is a clear, colourless or faintly yellow, mobile liquid at room temperature but it is highly volatile and highly flammable. It is produced artificially but it is also released into the environment from a wide variety of natural sources like soil bacteria and plants. .../...
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2003 Order Number    13800047 ISBN-13
 9789241530477
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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This book evaluates the effects of arsine to human health. The information presented focuses on effects associated with short-term exposure to arsine. Arsine is a colourless, non-irritating gas with a mild, garlic-like odour. Arsine is extensively used in the semiconductor. The acute toxicity of arsine in different species, including humans, is high. .../...
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2002 Order Number    13800043 ISBN-13
 9789241530439
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to Acrolein. Acrolein is a clear, colourless liquid with an intensively acrid odour. It is released to the atmosphere as a product of fermentation and ripening processes. It is also emitted by forest fires as a product of incomplete combustion. .../...
Title
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2002 Order Number    13800037 ISBN-13
 9789241530378
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) exists as a greenish yellow to orange gas at room temperature. It is used in the paper and pulp bleaching industries, as a sterilizing agent in hospitals, as a biocide in water treatment, and as an improving agent in flour. .../...
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2002 Order Number    13800038 ISBN-13
 9789241530385
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is the simplest dialkylnitrosamine, with a molecular formula of C2H6N2O and a relative molecular mass of 74.08. It is no longer used industrially or commercially in Canada or the USA but continues to be released as a by-product and contaminant from various industries and from municipal wastewater treatment plants. .../...
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2002 Order Number    13800039 ISBN-13
 9789241530392
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to acrylonitrile. Acrylonitrile is a volatile, flammable, water-soluble liquid at room temperature. The large majority of acrylonitrile in Canada is used as a feedstock or chemical aid in the production of nitrilebutadiene rubber and in acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and styrene-acrylonitrile polymers. .../...
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2002 Order Number    13800040 ISBN-13
 9789241530408
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a colourless highly reactive gas with a pungent, irritating odour at room temperature. Sensory irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract by formaldehyde has been observed consistently in clinical studies and epidemiological surveys in occupational and residential environments. .../...
Title
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2002 Order Number    13800041 ISBN-13
 9789241530415
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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Diethylene glycol dimethyl ether (in the following called diglyme) is a colourless liquid with a slight, pleasant odour. Due to its dipolar aprotic properties, diglyme is used mainly as a solvent (semiconductor industry, chemical synthesis, lacquers), as an inert reaction medium in chemical synthesis, and as a separating agent in distillations. .../...
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2002 Order Number    13800042 ISBN-13
 9789241530422
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
English
Bromoethane is a colourless liquid with a vapour heavier than air. It reacts vigorously with oxidizing agents including air and strong alkalis and it is normally used in sealed vessels. Its main use is an ethylating agent in chemical synthesis. This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to bromoethane. .../...
Title
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2001 Order Number    13800033 ISBN-13
 9789241530330
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book is an update of the WHO environmental Health criteria monograph on barium (IPCS 1990) , which evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposures to barium. Barite, the mineral from which barium sulfate is produced, is used as a constituent in drillling muds in the oil industry. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800034 ISBN-13
 9789241530347
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposures to chlorinated naphthalenes. They are a group of com-pounds based on the naphthalene ring system, but where one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine. There are 75 possible congeners of chlorinated naphthalenes. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800035 ISBN-13
 9789241530354
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposures to N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). NMP is a water-miscible organic solvent and is used in the petrochemical industry, in the microelectronics fabrication industry, and in the manufacture of various compounds, including cosmetics, drugs, insecticides. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800036 ISBN-13
 9789241530361
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposures to methyl cyanoacrylate and ethyl cyanoacrylate. Both substances are clear, colourless liquieds that react readily with water to form solid polymers. The main applications for cyanocacrylates are as adhesives domestically and in a wide range of industrial environments. .../...
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2001 Order Number    11600224 ISBN-13
 9789241572248
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CHF 108,00  / US$ 129,60 Developing countries    CHF 75,60
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by arsenic and arsenic compounds. Arsenic is widely distri-buted in the earth's crust and is emitted into the atmosphere by coal-fired power generation plants and volcanic activity. Inorganic arsenic of geological origin is found in groundwater used as drinking-water in several parts of the world, e.g., Bangladesh. .../...
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2001 Order Number    11600225 ISBN-13
 9789241572255
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CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
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Intended as a tool for use by public health officials, research and regulatory scientists and risk managers, this publication seeks to provide a scientific framework for the use and interpretation of reproductive toxicity data from human and animal studies. It also discusses emerging methodology and testing strategy in reproductive toxicity. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800032 ISBN-13
 9789241530323
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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In this volume are assessed the risks to human health and the environment of Beryllium, found in the earth's crust at an average concentration of approximately 2.8-5.0 mg/kg. Beryllium-containing minerals are processed to beryllium metal, beryllium alloys, and beryllium oxide for use in aerospace, weapons, nuclear and electronics industries. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800029 ISBN-13
 9789241530293
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CHF 17,00  / US$ 20,40 Developing countries    CHF 11,90
English
In this volume are assessed the risks to human health and the environment of Vanadium, a soft silvery-grey metal that can exist in a number of different oxidation states. The most common commercial form is vanadium pentoxide, and this exists in the pentavalent state as a yellow-red or green crystalline powder. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800030 ISBN-13
 9789241530309
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CHF 21,00  / US$ 25,20 Developing countries    CHF 14,70
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1,3-Butadiene is a product of incomplete combustion resulting from natural processes and human activity. It is also an industrial chemical used primarily in the production of polymers. It enters the environment from exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, from non-transportation fuel combustion, from biomass combustion, and from industrial on-site uses. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800031 ISBN-13
 9789241530316
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CHF 17,00  / US$ 20,40 Developing countries    CHF 11,90
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This substance was assessed for potential effects of indirect exposure in the general environment on human health as well as environmental effects. Occupational exposure was not addressed. N,N-Dimethylformamide is an organic solvent produced in large quantities throughout the world. It is used in the chemical industry as a solvent, an intermediate, and an additive. .../...
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2001 Order Number    11600223 ISBN-13
 9789241572231
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CHF 48,00  / US$ 57,60 Developing countries    CHF 33,60
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This publication summarizes the scientific knowledge base on which principles and methods involved in neurotoxicity risk assessment are based. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800027 ISBN-13
 9789241530279
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CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), a product used in industrial settings in the production of polyurethane elastomers (rollers, packing, rubber vibration insulators, synthetic leather, etc.), spandex fibres, and rubber shoe soles. .../...
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2001 Order Number    13800028 ISBN-13
 9789241530286
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CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to Methyl chloride, a colourless gas released mainly to air during its production and use, and by incineration of municipal and industrial wastes and which contributes to ozone depletion.
Title
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2001 Order Number    11600221 ISBN-13
 9789241572217
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CHF 48,00  / US$ 57,60 Developing countries    CHF 33,60
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Zinc is a common element in the natural environment. Apart from artificially reduced zinc metal, it exists in the divalent state Zn (II) in the environment and it is an essential element for most organisms. .../...
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2001 Order Number    11600222 ISBN-13
 9789241572224
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CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
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This publication seeks to provide a framework for selecting and validating biomarkers for risk assessment. Initial chapters consider the role of biomarkers in risk assessment and their validity. A biomarker is any substance, structure or process that can be measured in the body or its products and influence or predict the incidence of outcome or disease. .../...
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2000 Order Number    11600220 ISBN-13
 9789241572200
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CHF 26,00  / US$ 31,20 Developing countries    CHF 18,20
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Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to dinitro- ortho -cresol, a chemical used for over a century as an acaricide, larvicide, and ovicide to control the dormant forms of many insects in orchards. The chemical is also sprayed on potatoes to prevent virus and disease contamination of the tubers. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800023 ISBN-13
 9789241530231
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CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane (HCFC-123), a volatile liquid used as a refrigerant in commercial and industrial air-conditioning installations, in gaseous fire extinguishers, as a foam-blowing agent, and in metal and electronics cleaning. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800024 ISBN-13
 9789241530248
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CHF 17,00  / US$ 20,40 Developing countries    CHF 11,90
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A concise assessment of the adverse effects on human health caused by exposure to quartz, the most common form of crystalline silica. Quartz is a frequently occurring solid component of most natural mineral dusts. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800025 ISBN-13
 9789241530255
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CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to chloral hydrate, a chemical used in human and veterinary medicine as a sedative and hypnotic drug. Chloral hydrate and its metabolites are also formed as by-products when water is disinfected with chlorine. .../...
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2000 Order Number    11600214 ISBN-13
 9789241572149
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CHF 78,00  / US$ 93,60 Developing countries    CHF 54,60
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 This book offers an up-to-date guide to the concepts, procedures, statistical methods, and models used to assess human exposure to environmental chemicals. .../...
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2000 Order Number    11600216 ISBN-13
 9789241572163
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CHF 102,00  / US$ 122,40 Developing countries    CHF 71,40
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 This book evaluates the risks to human health posed by disinfectants and disinfectant by-products found in treated drinking-water. .../...
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2000 Order Number    11600219 ISBN-13
 9789241572194
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CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
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This book evaluates the risks to human and animal health posed by the consumption of maize and maize-based products contaminated with fumonisin B1. This naturally occurring mycotoxin, produced by the mould Fusarium verticillioides , is found in high concentrations throughout the world, and is believed to be the most prevalent and toxic of the fumonisins. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800020 ISBN-13
 9789241530200
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CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 2- and 4-nitrophenol. These isomers are used as intermediates in the synthesis of a number of organophosphorus pesticides and some medical products. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800021 ISBN-13
 9789241530217
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 2-furaldehyde. The chemical is produced commercially for industrial use in the production of resins, abrasive wheels, and refractories, refining of lubrication oils, and solvent recovery. .../...
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2000 Order Number    13800019 ISBN-13
 9789241530194
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CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
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A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to phenylhydrazine, a compound used worldwide as a chemical intermediate in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and chemical industries. Phenylhydrazine is released predominantly to water, where it is readily degraded. .../...
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Year
2000 Order Number    11600218 ISBN-13
 9789241572187
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to selected flame retardants, including chemicals widely used to treat textiles. Although data were inadequate to support a full scientific evaluation, the report reaches several preliminary conclusions concerning the likelihood of risks to human health. Compounds are covered in separate monographs. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600213 ISBN-13
 9789241572132
Price
CHF 96,00  / US$ 115,20 Developing countries    CHF 67,20
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to carbon monoxide, a colourless, odourless gas produced by both natural and anthropogenic processes. Concerns about the potential health effects of exposure have been addressed in extensive studies with both humans and a range of animal species. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600215 ISBN-13
 9789241572156
Price
CHF 72,00  / US$ 86,40 Developing countries    CHF 50,40
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to vinyl chloride, a colourless, flammable gas manufactured almost exclusively for use in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is used to produce plastic materials having wide applications in the building sector, packaging, electrical appliances, medical care, agriculture, the automotive industry, and toys. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600217 ISBN-13
 9789241572170
Price
CHF 27,00  / US$ 32,40 Developing countries    CHF 18,90
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) as a microbial agent for pest control. Products containing various Bt subspecies are increasingly used worldwide to control the larvae of several insect pests that threaten major agricultural crops and forests. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800017 ISBN-13
 9789241530170
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP). This chemical is mainly used as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride for vinyl floor tiles, vinyl foams, and carpet backing. Smaller quantities are used in the production of cellulose plastics and polyurethane. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800018 ISBN-13
 9789241530187
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to cumene. This natural constituent of crude oil is used as a petrochemical in the manufacture of several chemicals, including phenol and acetone. Sources of human exposure include industrial emissions, emissions at petrol stations and from motor vehicles, accidental releases, and cigarette smoke. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600212 ISBN-13
 9789241572125
Price
CHF 84,00  / US$ 100,80 Developing countries    CHF 58,80
English
Summarizes current understanding of the complex interactions between chemicals, the immune system, and target organs that lead to manifestations of allergic hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800013 ISBN-13
 9789241530132
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to triphenyltin compounds. These compounds, which are highly toxic to various species at extremely low concentrations, are used as fungicides to protect potatoes, sugar beets, hops, and celery, and to protect rice against fungal disease, algae, and molluscs. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800014 ISBN-13
 9789241530149
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to tributyltin oxide. This compound is an effective biocidal preservative for wood, cotton textiles, paper, and paints and stains for residential homes. Tributyltin oxide has also been added as an antifouling agent in numerous formulations of marine paints, from which it is slowly released to seawater. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800015 ISBN-13
 9789241530156
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 1,2-diaminoethane. Commonly known as ethylenediamine (EDA), this compound is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of tetraacetyl ethylenediamine, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), organic flocculants, urea resins, and fatty bisamides. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800016 ISBN-13
 9789241530163
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to azodicarbonamide, a chemical mainly used as a blowing agent in the rubber and plastics industries. The compound is used in the expansion of a wide range of polymers, including polyvinyl chloride, polyolefins, and natural and synthetic rubbers. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600211 ISBN-13
 9789241572118
Price
CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
English
Evaluates the findings of close to 600 studies aimed at determining whether the health risks associated with tobacco use are enhanced by co-exposure to numerous chemical, biological, and physical agents commonly found in the workplace. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600210 ISBN-13
 9789241572101
Price
CHF 29,00  / US$ 34,80 Developing countries    CHF 20,30
English
A state-of-the-art review of methods and procedures for assessing the risks to human health posed by environmental chemicals. Addressed to regulatory authorities, risk managers and other decision-makers, the book aims to demystify the principles of risk assessment and thus encourage wider use of this powerful tool for protecting populations. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600208 ISBN-13
 9789241572088
Price
CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to carbon tetrachloride, a volatile liquid previously used in the production of chloroflurocarbons and other chlorinated hydrocarbons. Abundant evidence indicates that carbon tetrachloride contributes to both global warming and ozone depletion. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    13800006 ISBN-13
 9789241530064
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to biphenyl. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600200 ISBN-13
 9789241572002
Price
CHF 72,00  / US$ 86,40 Developing countries    CHF 50,40
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to copper, a malleable metal found naturally in a wide variety of mineral salts and organic compounds, and in the metallic form. Copper is an essential element for all biota. .../...
Title
Year
1999 Order Number    11600209 ISBN-13
 9789241572095
Price
CHF 27,00  / US$ 32,40 Developing countries    CHF 18,90
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to three flame retardants: tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP), tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), and tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP). In view of their many similarities, TCPP and TDCPP are covered together. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600202 ISBN-13
 9789241572026
Price
CHF 174,00  / US$ 208,80 Developing countries    CHF 121,80
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 33 non-heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), of which benzo[a]pyrene is the most extensively investigated. Compounds from this large class were selected for evaluation on the basis of abundant data documenting toxic effects, including carcinogenicity. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600205 ISBN-13
 9789241572057
Price
CHF 66,00  / US$ 79,20 Developing countries    CHF 46,20
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDDs) and polybrominated dibenzofurans (PBDFs). .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600206 ISBN-13
 9789241572064
Price
CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE). Used almost exclusively as a fuel additive, MTBE is blended with gasoline to provide both octane enhancement and an increase in oxygen content. MTBE currently numbers among the 50 chemicals produced in the highest volume worldwide. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600207 ISBN-13
 9789241572071
Price
CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to acetone. Acetone is widely used as an intermediate in chemical production and as a solvent for resins, paints, inks, varnishes and lacquers and in adhesives, thinners, and clean-up products. Pharmaceutical applications include use as an intermediate and solvent for drugs, vitamins, and cosmetics. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800010 ISBN-13
 9789241530101
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
Summary unavailable.
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800011 ISBN-13
 9789241530118
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoro-ethane, a gaseous fluorocarbon used primarily as a refrigerant for "high-temperature" refrigerators, including domestic refrigerators and automobile air conditioners. Concerning environmental behaviour, the report cites evidence that 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane partitions almost exclusively to the atmosphere. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600203 ISBN-13
 9789241572033
Price
CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to chrysotile asbestos. Also referred to as white asbestos, chrysotile is a naturally occurring fibrous hydrated magnesium silicate mineral having many commercial applications. Chrysotile is released to the environment from industrial sources. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600204 ISBN-13
 9789241572040
Price
CHF 42,00  / US$ 50,40 Developing countries    CHF 29,40
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by boron, a naturally occurring element widely distributed, in the form of various inorganic borates, in the oceans, sedimentary rocks, coal, shale, and some soils. Boron is also used in laundry bleach and in the manufacture of glass, glass products, fertilizers and herbicides, antiseptics, and pharmaceuticals. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800008 ISBN-13
 9789241530088
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to triglycidyl isocyanurate, a synthetic white powder or granule used mainly as a three-dimensional cross-linking or curing agent in polyester powder coatings and paints. The chemical is also used in solder "mask" inks in the printed circuit board industry.
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800009 ISBN-13
 9789241530095
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to N-phenyl-1-naphthylamine, a lipophilic crystalline solid that is used as an antioxidant in various lubrication oils and as a protective agent and antioxidant in rubber and rubber mixtures for various products, including tyres. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600198 ISBN-13
 9789241571982
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by diazinon, a contact organophosphorus insecticide with a wide range of insecticidal activity. Diazinon has been used since the early 1950s to control adult and juvenile forms of flying insects, crawling insects, ticks, mites, and spiders. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800001 ISBN-13
 9789241530019
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane, an industrial chemical mainly used in the synthesis of vinyl chloride. The compound is also used in the manufacture of various chlorinated solvents, as a fumigant, and in the manufacture of anti-knock additives for gasoline. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800003 ISBN-13
 9789241530033
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to 1,1,2,2,-tetrachloroethane, a chemical used primarily as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chlorinated hydrocarbons. The document is part of a new series of brief reports aimed at the characterization of hazards and dose-response for exposures to selected industrial chemicals. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800004 ISBN-13
 9789241530040
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to methyl methacrylate, a synthetic chemical used primarily in the production of cast acrylic sheet, acrylic emulsions, moulding and extrusion resins, and several consumer and medical products, including dental prostheses, surgical bone cements, and orthotic shoe inserts. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    13800007 ISBN-13
 9789241530071
Price
CHF 13,00  / US$ 15,60 Developing countries    CHF 9,10
English
A concise assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to ortho -toluidine, a chemical used in the manufacture of dyestuffs and, to a lesser extent, in the production of rubber, chemicals, and pesticides, and as a curing agent for epoxy resin systems. .../...
Title
Year
1998 Order Number    11600201 ISBN-13
 9789241572019
Price
CHF 26,00  / US$ 31,20 Developing countries    CHF 18,20
English
This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to bis(2-chloroethyl) ether (BCEE), bis(chloromethyl) ether (BCME), and chloromethyl methyl ether (CMME). These three ethers, which are part of the large class of chloroalkyl ethers, are used as solvents and in several industrial processes, including the manufacture of polymers. .../...
Title
Year
1997 Order Number    11600195 ISBN-13
 9789241571951
Price
CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to hexachlorobenzene (HCB). HCB has historically had many industrial and agricultural uses, including extensive use as a seed dressing to prevent fungal disease on grains. .../...
Title
Year
1997 Order Number    11500439 ISBN-13
 9789241544870
Price
CHF 35,00  / US$ 42,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
Provides authoritative guidelines for the establishment or improvement of national programmes for poison control. Addressed to policy-makers and the administrators of specialized facilities, the book responds to the need for comprehensive advice on the most rationale and effective ways to manage the greatly increased number of poisoned patients seen throughout the world. .../...
Title
Year
1997 Order Number    11600191 ISBN-13
 9789241571913
Price
CHF 27,00  / US$ 32,40 Developing countries    CHF 18,90
English
Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to acrylic acid. Acrylic acid is used primarily in the production of acrylic esters, as a monomer for polyacrylic acid and salts, and as a co-monomer with acrylamide for polymers used as flocculants, with ethylene for ion-exchange resin polymers, with methyl ester for polymers, and with itaconic acid for other co-polymers. .../...
Title
Year
1997 Order Number    11600192 ISBN-13
 9789241571920
Price
CHF 29,00  / US$ 34,80 Developing countries    CHF 20,30
English
Provides a general overview of the properties, mechanisms of action, production, use, and performance of chemicals added to polymeric materials, both natural and synthetic, to enhance flame-retardant properties. Flame-retardant chemicals are most often used with low-to-moderate cost commodity polymers to either lower ignition susceptibility or lower flame spread once ignition has occurred. .../...
Title
Year
1997 Order Number    11600193 ISBN-13
 9789241571937
Price