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  1. Surveillance of hazardous substance releases and related health effects.

    Article - En anglais

    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

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0264629

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199406.