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In this new edition, published eight years after the first, Dr. Fairhall maintains the format of the original edition and separates the subject matter into two main alphabetized groups: inorganic substances and carbon compounds. New additions to the first group include chlorine dioxide, decaborane, hydrazine, kaolin, ocher, and lithium. The second group has been expanded to cover 46 additional compounds such as acetophenone, amyl acetate, butylamine, chlordane, malathion, methoxychlor, and parathion. A brief digest of characteristics, industrial uses, toxicity, and methods of detection for each compound is presented. A short list of pertinent references accompany each digest. An added feature of the revised edition is an appendix that includes conversion tables for gases, end products of detoxification for 73 compounds, a table of the 1956 threshold limits adopted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, and the comparative toxicities for 104 industrial and agricultural chemicals. The great advances in
Industrial Toxicology. JAMA. 1957;164(17):1991–1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980170131026
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