Surveillance of hazardous substance releases and related health effects.
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.