Emerging Chemical Risks in the Work Environment
Around the world, the production and use of nanomaterials, as well as carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic substances (CMR) and endocrine disruptors has systematically increased. The increase in production has exposed workers to hazardous substances in practically all branches of the world economy. Readers will have access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge on emerging risks related to nanomaterials, endocrine disruptors, reprotoxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic substances, which are related to the development of technologies and workplaces. The book will provide the tools for occupational risk assessment of chemical substances for which there are no safety levels of exposure as well as an indication of methods and measurements to protect human health and reduce chemical risks at the workplace. This book creates awareness for employers, employees and safety experts about emerging risks related to chemical agents resulting in the reduction of cancer, reproductive system diseases, cases of abnormal child development, hormonal system disorders leading to abnormal metabolism, obesity, and diabetes.
- Comprehensive information on emerging and newly identified chemical hazards
- Delivers the latest data on methods and tools for identification, assessing and reducing health risks
- Provides practical occupational safety advice and recommendations
- Real life examples from measurements carried out in the workplaces
"The monograph, due to the high universality of its considerations, can be addressed to a very wide audience. It is an important compendium of knowledge, which can be used by health and safety services, employers, people designing new technologies and those interested in this issue. It is a valuable and up-to-date study, among others because it uses the latest literature and quotes current legal acts.” —Sławomir Czerczak, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Nanomaterials in the Work Environment
[Lidia Zapór and Przemysław Oberbek]
Chapter 3 Reprotoxic and Endocrine Substances
Chapter 4 Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Substances
Chapter 5 Assessment of Chemical Risk in the Work Environment
Chapter 6 Control of Occupational Risks
Małgorzata Pośniak, PhD is head of the Department of Chemical, Aerosol and Biological Hazards in the Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute. She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, specializing in pharmaceutical technology at the Medical University of Warsaw. She is an expert of Polish Interdepartmental Commission for MAC and MAI Values, an expert of Group for Chemical Agents, editor of “Principles and Methods of Assessing the Working Environment” and associated editor of International Journal of Occupational Safety. She is also a member of the Chromatographic Analysis Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an expert of chemical agents in European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
"The monograph, due to the high universality of its considerations, can be addressed to a very wide audience. It is an important compendium of knowledge, which can be used by health and safety services, employers, people designing new technologies and those interested in this issue. It is a valuable and up-to-date study, among others because it uses the latest literature and quotes current legal acts."
— Sławomir Czerczak, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland