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January 25, 1958

Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

JAMA. 1958;166(4):425. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990040111028

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The author has revised and greatly extended the scope of his Handbook of Dangerous Chemicals in order to provide "a more detailed picture of the hazards which accompany the use of the materials of industry." This book is intended as a reference volume of safety precautions for those involved in the manufacture, use, handling, storage, and shipping of hazardous materials. The subject matter is divided into 12 sections. The first nine sections are comprehensive discussions written by persons informed in the fields of toxicology, ventilation control, personnel protection and personal hygiene, atmospheric pollution, radiation hazards, reactor safeguards, and allergic disease in industry. Section 10 lists over 8,500 industrial materials in dictionary form, giving synonyms, description, formula, constants, and rating of acute and sometimes chronic toxic hazards and safety recommendations for each substance, with cross references to pertinent material in the text. Section 11 provides shipping regulations from the Interstate Commerce

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