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Industrial Accidents in Trichlorophenol Manufacture

  • Alastair Hay
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Abstract

The complications involved in the assessment of the risk to humans following exposure to polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) are numerous. The principal difficulty is the absence of any hard data on the actual concentration of PCDDs to which individuals were exposed. In some cases exposure to the dioxins may have been an isolated event, but in the majority of instances contact with the chemical probably occurred over a prolonged period. In addition to which individuals would probably have been exposed to a number of other chemicals at the same time. Introducing other factors into the risk equation has the effect of “confounding” the overall picture—making interpretation of any result far more involved.

Keywords

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Industrial Accident Safety Executive Occupational Skin Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Hay
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical PathologyThe University of LeedsLeedsEngland

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