chemical hazard exposure Articles

  • Periodic reporting of hazard data, exposure information on existing chemicals

    Arecent co-authored paper1 discussed a number of fundamental changes in U.S. regulation of commercial chemicals that should be considered in revising the Toxic Substances Control Act.2 As discussed in that paper, while the Environmental Protection Agency under TSCA has broad authority to require testing and reporting of hazard and exposure information on existing chemicals via rulemaking, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • 6 Surprising sources of chemical exposure

    6 Surprising sources of chemical exposureWe may be careful with that bottle of bleach, can of paint or the ominous bottle of unknown chemical solution found in the basement. But what about everyday actions that may expose us unknowingly to potentially harmful substances? Read on to find some surprising sources of chemical exposure, and what to do about them. 1 - Shower The ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Chemical Exposure from Imported Food Products

    Chemical Exposure from Imported Food Products Requirement for Routine Monitoring Due to the large quantities of food being imported by countries in today's global markets, routine monitoring of these imported products for chemical contaminants is essential to ensure compliance with chemical safety regulations. Chemicals that have long been removed from the supply chain for products and ...


    By Creme Global

  • Development of short, acute exposure hazard estimates: A tool for assessing the effects of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    Management decisions aimed at protecting aquatic resources following accidental chemical spills into rivers and coastal estuaries require estimates of toxic thresholds derived from realistic spill conditions: acute pulse exposures of short duration (h), information which often is unavailable. Most existing toxicity data (median lethal concentration or median effective concentration) come from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Management of chemical exposure: the limitations of a risk-based approach

    Risk assessment and risk-based management approaches are becoming incorporated into a wide range of disciplines as frameworks for use in critical decision-making pathways. During its rapid expansion, many of the assumptions, subjective judgements and irreducible uncertainties inherent within the risk paradigm are becoming increasingly overlooked. This paper provides a critical review of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Reducing NOx in Diesel Emissions | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Air pollution and NOx emissions from diesel engines are a global concern due to their potential impacts on human health. Researchers worldwide are developing new and improved methods to reduce NOx emissions. Infrared spectroscopy in the gas phase, which is made possible using FTIR gas cells from Specac, has an important role to play in this ...


    By Specac Limited

  • What is the REACH of your exposure?

    Margarethe Jaroszewski of 3E Company looks at the extra burden REACH Exposure Scenarios will bring The REACH Regulation went into effect on 1 June 2007, simplifying but also complicating the compliance work for companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe. As a result, all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing or using chemical substances on their own, in mixtures ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Facility safety management - MC Technologies spurs innovation in hazardous chemical management

    Hazard Controls for Chemical Use Just MSDSs Are Not Enough to Protect Workers More than 20 years after the Employee Right to Know Act gave new rights to employees who work in facilities that store hazardous chemicals, individuals in the workplace are still being critically injured, still being diagnosed with terminal illness, and still dying from exposure to hazardous chemicals. ...

  • Mold! Hazard or Hoax?

      Let me address the two issues in reverse order.  The Hoax The biggest hoax is the hysteria over the notorious black mold that grows on sheetrock.  This black mold is formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra.  The horror stories ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part III: exposure and effects assessment

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a phased approach to ecological risk assessment (ERA). The first step in this process is a screening-level ERA at each facility. Basic to this approach was the development of ecologically based screening levels (EBSLs), defined as concentrations of chemicals in soil (or other media) that are not expected to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure

    What is Probabilistic Food Safety Exposure Assessment? There are a myriad of chemicals in food products consumed by populations. Each chemical in its own right may not be harmful to the population, but in combination with other chemicals, there may be risk of high levels of exposure to potentially harmful substances. An effective probabilistic exposure assessment needs to handle the ...


    By Creme Global

  • Comparison of hazard area and casualty predictions of a small-scale chemical attack using various toxic load toxicity models

    It has been observed that the toxic load model can better account for toxic effects from chemical exposures than Haber’s law. However, the toxic load model has been experimentally validated only for steady exposures. We compare four proposed extensions of the toxic load model to the case of time-varying exposures. We conclude that the choice of the toxic load model can be important in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of thermal desorption to occupational exposure monitoring

    Occupational hygiene, in its broadest sense, is the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising from work – a trained hygienist needs to understand a range of subjects from health and safety legislation through to toxicology, hazardous substances, physical agents, exposure assessment and exposure control strategies. To some extent, occupational hygiene is relevant in all ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Embalmers risk dangerous exposure to Formaldehyde

    Embalmers can be at risk of dangerous exposure to Formaldehyde. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • The role of persistence in chemical evaluations

    The initial stage in the assessment and priority‐setting of chemicals for their potential to cause harm to humans and the environment is usually a hazard assessment employing metrics for persistence, bioaccumulation and inherent toxicity. This hazard assessment is followed, when necessary, by the more demanding task of risk assessment. Hazard assessment of data and processes influencing ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Hazards of Being in a Beauty Salon

    There are many health risks associated with the beauty industry due to the chemicals found in the products. We are all affected by these chemicals every time we go to the beauty salon. Many of the products found in these salons are classified as hazardous and extreme caution should be taken into consideration when using these products. They’re made for professional use only; therefore, ...

  • 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?

    In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions. On April 17, 2013, an explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. It also destroyed more than 150 buildings around the plant. Among these were the West Intermediate School for 4th and ...


    By Ensia

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