Chemical hazards of the workplace by Nick H. Proctor

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Published by Lippincott, Science Information Resource Center in Philadelphia .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Industrial toxicology.,
  • Industrial hygiene.,
  • Occupational Diseases -- chemically induced.,
  • Poisoning.,
  • Poisons.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Book details

StatementNick H. Proctor, James P. Hughes, Michael L. Fischman.
ContributionsHughes, James P., 1920-, Fischman, Michael L., 1954-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA1229 .P76 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 573 p. ;
Number of Pages573
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2400809M
ISBN 100397530250
LC Control Number87030982

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