Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment

Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment

Author(s): Laura Robinson, Ian Thorn

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405115599

Online ISBN: 9781444305494

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305494

About this Book

The use of chemicals in the workplace is governed by stringent health, safety and environmental legislation, and companies spend significant amounts of time and money assessing the risks associated with the safe handling and use of chemicals. In practice, a range of information is required when assessing the safe handling of chemicals, much of which is provided by the manufacturer in the material safety data sheet.


Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment is written for corporate health & safety officers and safety managers, R&D chemists, process chemists and engineers, and manufacturing unit managers & supervisors in all industries where chemicals are used. The information contained in this book will help those personnel understand, interpret and apply the range of information supplied on a material safety data sheet when planning the safe handling and use of chemicals.

* Provides detailed practical guidance in using supplier Tox/Ecotox data when assessing the risks associated with the industrial handling and use of chemicals.

* Data from different manufacturers is often compiled to different standards, using different methodologies. This book will provide the reader with a detailed framework within which to evaluate the data supplied.

* Helps readers to plot a commercially realistic path between over- and under-evaluation of the risks and hazards associated with the industrial handling and use of chemicals.

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