The public health consequences of hazardous substance releases have not been characterized adequately.
In response, therefore, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry implemented an active, state-based surveillance system.
Information is collected with respect to the events, chemicals, victims, injuries, and evacuations.
Five states reported 1 249 events during 1990 and 1991.
Seventy-two percent of the events occurred at fixed facilities, and 211% of the events were transportation related.
In 80% of the events, one chemical was released.
The most frequently released chemicals were herbicides, acids, volatile organic compounds, and ammonias.
In 204 events, 846 persons were injured and 7 died.
Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Toxique, Produit dangereux, Polluant, Toxicité, Homme, Stratégie, Protection environnement, Information, Base donnée, Accident
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Poison, Dangerous product, Pollutant, Toxicity, Human, Strategy, Environmental protection, Information, Database, Accident
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0264629
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199406.