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Occupational toxicology 

Occupational toxicology
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Occupational toxicology
Author(s):

Virginia Murray

and Ishani Kar-Purkayastha

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0056
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date: 17 September 2019

Chapter 8 discusses the importance of occupational toxicology in relation to health protection activities, important sources of information about toxic agents in the workplace, the methods by which occupational exposure to toxic substances may affect health during manufacture, transport, storage, and use, incidents that have resulted from occupational exposures to toxic chemicals, and how they are investigated, the guidelines and protocols that are used to prevent or minimize ill health due to occupational exposures, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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