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Article
September 6, 1941

INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS: A SCHEME FOR ITS MEDICAL CONTROL

Author Affiliations

WILMINGTON, DEL.
From the Haskell Laboratory of Industrial Toxicology.

JAMA. 1941;117(10):831-836. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820360013005
Abstract

Modern total warfare in Europe and national defense in the Americas make health and efficiency as important for civilians as for the fighting forces. The vast scale of defense preparations is adding to the difficulty of maintaining this health. Companies hitherto working on a relatively small scale are expanding to fulfil war contracts and are handling materials new to them. Inexperienced workers are being employed. Perhaps of most importance, physicians with little or no experience in industrial medicine and no knowledge of industrial toxicology are suddenly made responsible for the care of thousands of workers.

Few branches of modern industry can avoid the use of chemicals of potentially toxic nature. There is rapidly growing a demand for information on industrial toxicology. There is also an increasing realization that the literature in this field, while detailed and voluminous in records of frank cases of poisoning, holds scant data which can be

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