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Accession Number PB2014-100372
Title Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals. Volume 15.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 294p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In the Bhopal disaster of 1984, approximately 2,000 residents living near a chemical plant were killed and 20,000 more suffered irreversible damage to their eyes and lungs following accidental release of methyl isocyanate. The toll was particularly high because the community had little idea what chemicals were being used at the plant, how dangerous they might be, or what steps to take in an emergency. This tragedy served to focus international attention on the need for governments to identify hazardous substances and to assist local communities in planning how to deal with emergency exposures. This report is the fifteenth volume in the series Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals.
Keywords Air pollution effects
Chemical industry
Emergency planning
Environmental exposure
Hazardous materials
Health effects
Health hazards
Industrial accidents
Medical services
Methyl isocyanate
Respiratory diseases
Toxic substances

Source Agency Secretary of Defense
Environmental Protection Agency General
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57Y - Toxicology
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number DOD-W81K04-11-D-0017 EPA-EP-W-09-007

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