Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

Online ISBN: 9780471701347

DOI: 10.1002/0471701343

About this Book

Since its inception in the early 1950's, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials has become the primary source for those who need to evaluate the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. Sax's is the only reference that combines - for so many substances - data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information.

Now in its 12th edition, Sax's Dangerous Properties contains extensive data on approximately 28,000 substances, including 2,400 new entries. Each entry includes a DPIM code, hazard rating, entry name, CAS number, DOT number, molecular formula, molecular weight, line structural formula, description of material and physical properties, and synonyms. The book also contains Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals. It also covers exposure-level classifications for a number of regulatory agencies, from OSHA to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In short this latest edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials is an essential resource for every professional engaged in industrial hygiene, safety, emergency response, law, and policy making.

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 2,400 new entries - 28,000 substances in all
  • Thousands of pervious entries have been completely updated
  • Contains Immediately Dangerous Life or Health (IDHL) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals (ideal for designing adequate ventilation systems and the selection of respiratory protection)
  • The only reference that combines - for so many substances - data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regulatory information
  • Regulatory data covers exposure-level classifications for a number of regulatory agencies, from OSHA to the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Each entry includes the following data (where available):
    • DPIM code
    • Hazard rating
    • Entry name
    • CAS number
    • DOT number
    • Molecular formula
    • Line structural formula
    • Description of the material and physical properties of the chemical Synonyms
    • Toxicology data with references for reports of primary skin and eye irritation, mutation, reproductive, carcinogenic, and acute toxic dose data
FROM THE REVIEWS

"This publication is a tour de force in its field: the presentation and structuring of both the hardback and electronic versions are first class. It is highly recommended as the best reference work for anyone wishing to access comprehensive information on the dangerous properties of industrial materials in the workplace." -- Bioseparation

"...any practicing chemical engineer would be grateful for access..." -- Process Safety & Environmental Protection

"...no other source can match the breadth and depth found in this title." -- Fire

"This very handy reference guide provides health and safety data, regulatory standards, toxicity and carcinogenicity information, and physical property profiles for over 26,000 potentially hazardous chemical substances..." -- Journal of the American Chemical Society

"Sax's remains the authoritative text for those who need to evaluate hazards of substances used in industry...a worthwhile resource for libraries, colleges, and union regional and national offices..." -- Hazards

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard J. Lewis, Sr., of Lewis Information Systems, Inc. is a chemist with extensive experience in air and industrial pollution measurement, industrial hygiene research, and toxicological and chemical information systems. Formerly manager of information systems for the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Lewis is the author of a number of widely used references, including: Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials (8th - 11th editions), Rapid Guide to Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace (2nd and 3rd editions), Reproductively Active Chemicals, and Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (14th and 15th edition) - all published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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