Safety in Chemical and Process Industries: A Comprehensive Assessment

Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene

Author(s): Massimiliano Fabbricino*, Roberto Andreozzi*, Laura Clarizia*, Alessandra Cesaro*, Grazia Policastro* and Concetta di Giovanni * .

Pp: 170-188 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165760123010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


 In this chapter, the main routes of exposure to toxic chemicals and methods of eliminating them by the human body are presented. In particular, both defense and biotransformation mechanisms are described. The threshold limit values (TLV) and Material Safety Data Sheets are also introduced. 

Keywords: Biotransformation, Industrial Hygiene, Material Safety Data Sheets, N-Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient, Toxicology, Threshold Limit Values.

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