Sittig's handbook of toxic and hazardous chemicals and carcinogens [electronic resource] /
[edited by] Richard P. Pohanish.
edition
6th ed.
imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier ; Waltham, MA : William Andrew, c2012.
description
2 v. (xxvii, 3040 p.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
9781437778694 (acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier ; Waltham, MA : William Andrew, c2012.
isbn
9781437778694 (acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z.
catalogue key
8256230
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
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This sixth edition presents expansive chemical, health, transportation and safety data for over 2000 chemicals in the plastics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy, cleaning solvents, agriculture and other industries.
Main Description
For more than a quarter century, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens has continued to gather an ever-widening audience of users because it has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. Each year in the United States alone, over 350 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are manufactured and more than 8 billion pounds of these hazardous materials are transported through populated areas. It is not surprising that commercial chemical incidents occur tens of thousands of times each year, often with devastating and exorbitantly expensive consequences. Given the reality of problems related to chemical hazards, including accidents and spills, the advent of new threats to our way of life, and the challenges of communicating complex data; Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, 5th Edition provides data so that responsible decisions can be made by all who may have contact with the chemicals covered in this reference work. Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents or acts of terror. Sittig's provides extensive data for each of the 2,100 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains extensively expanded information in all 28 fields for each chemical (see table of contents) and has been updated to keep pace with world events. Chemicals classified as WMD have been included in the new edition as has more information frequently queried by first responders and frontline industrial safety personnel. Toxic and hazardous chemicals are manufactured in nearly every country in the world. They are a critical part of the global economy and also one of the greatest threats to our safety and security. Sittig's Handbook has proven itself, year after year, to be one of the most important major references anyone dealing with these substances can have at their disposal. This 5th Edition will prove that it is, once again, the lone comprehensive work available. - The lone reference work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. - Every chemical record from previous editions has been updated and expanded. - Chemical records are presented in a uniform format to ease the task for those who must find vital information quickly and make appropriate response decisions. - Expanded regulatory information includes those from European regulatory bodies. - Includes materials used for chemical warfare or that are classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). - Every person who has to deal with hazardous chemicals directly, or indirectly, should have access to this two volume set.
Main Description
For more than a quarter century, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents or acts of terror. Sittig's provides extensive data for each of the 2,100 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains extensively expanded information in all 28 fields for each chemical (see table of contents) and has been updated to keep pace with world events. Chemicals classified as WMD have been included in the new edition as has more information frequently queried by first responders and frontline industrial safety personnel. *Includes and references European chemical identifiers and regulations. *The only single source reference that provides such in-depth information for each chemical. *The two volume set is designed for fast and accurate decision making in any situation.
Main Description
For more than a quarter century, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents or acts of terror. Sittig's provides extensive data for each of the 2,100 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains extensively expanded information in all 28 fields for each chemical (see table of contents) and has been updated to keep pace with world events. Chemicals classified as WMD have been included in the new edition as has more information frequently queried by first responders and frontline industrial safety personnel. Sittig's Handbook is a globally recognized reference source, providing full listings of the 2,000 most common hazardous chemicals - making it the essential handbook for first-line response to chemical spills and day-to-day chemical plant reference. Entries have a full range of synonyms for each chemical, including trade names, to avoid confusion and enable quick and accurate location of the right information. Authoritative and frequently updated, Sittig provides a fully accurate source of information that engineers and emergency response services look to as a highly dependable reference both for emergencies and day-to-day engineering decisions.
Table of Contents
Preface
How to Use this book
Bibliography
Key to Abbreviation and Acronyms
Chemical Records: Entries A-K
Chemical Records: Entries L-Z
Oxidizing Materials
Carcinogens--confirmed and suspected
Glossary
Chemical Synonym and Trade Name Cross-Index
CAS Number Cross-Index
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