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  1. Health effects related to releases of hazardous substances on the superfund priority list.

    Article - En anglais

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry maintains an active, state-based surveillance system to record the public health consequences of hazardous substance releases.

    During 1992, the 9 participating states reported 1,876 events ; 80% of the events occurred at fixed facilities, and 20% were transportation related.

    The most frequently released substances were volatile organic compounds, acids, herbicides, and ammonia.

    In 263 events, 600 people were injured and 4 died.

    Employees were injured more frequently (71%) than first responders or the general public.

    The most frequently reported injuries were respiratory and eye irritation.

    Evacuations occurred in 13% of the events.

    These results provide information for preparedness planning and training of first responders and employees.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Déchet dangereux, Toxique, Polluant, Environnement, Toxicité, Organisme réglementation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Liste, Epidémiologie, Accident travail, Exposition professionnelle, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Oeil pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hazardous waste, Poison, Pollutant, Environment, Toxicity, Regulatory institution, United States, North America, America, Human, List, Epidemiology, Occupational accident, Occupational exposure, Respiratory disease, Eye disease

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0472970

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 01/03/1996.