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. Carefully organized for ease of use, Handbook of
Chemicals and Safety provides a tool for the management of a range
of chemical substances commonly used, handled, stored, transported,
and disposed of as wastes. Written in an accessible style with just
the right amount of technical rigor, the book covers:
- General fundamentals and specific hazards and effects of
- 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.
An important reference on exposure to different categories of
chemical substances, the book stresses the importance of
preparedness in any safety program. Taking a broad and
interdisciplinary approach to chemicals and workplace safety, it
provides guidance on the judicious management of chemical
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