Traduction en anglais : Major chemical accident at Hoechst AG Frankfurt/Germany. II : Health problems.
A major chemical accident occurred on 22 February 1993 at plant Griesheim of Hoechst AG Frankfurt/Germany during which approximately 11.8 tons of a chemical mixture containing mostly chlorinated nitroarenes were emitted leading to serious contaminations in Schwanheim/Goldheim, a nearby housing area.
Numerous inhabitants of the contaminated area complained of irritation of eyes, skin and mucous membranes, headache and nausea, and 92 persons with moderate symptoms were reported to the National Health Department.
Urine samples were collected from the inhabitants of the affected area a few days after the accident and analysed for o-nitrophenol as a representative metabolite to assess the actual uptake of pollutants.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution, Environnement, Accident, Industrie chimique, Homme, Toxicité, Surveillance biologique, Composé nitro, Chlore Composé organique, Carcinogène, Allemagne, Europe, Benzol dérivé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollution, Environment, Accident, Chemical industry, Human, Toxicity, Biological monitoring, Nitro compound, Chlorine Organic compounds, Carcinogen, Germany, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0553143
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 09/06/1995.