Safety and Health aspects of organic solvents proceedins of the International Course on Safety and Health Aspects of Organic Solvents, held in Espoo, Finland, April 22-26, 1985 by International Course on Safety and Health Aspects of Organic Solvents (1985 Espoo, Finland)

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  • Organic solvents -- Toxicology -- Congresses,
  • Solvents industry -- Health aspects -- Congresses,
  • Organic solvents -- Safety measures -- Congresses,
  • Occupational Diseases -- chemically induced -- congresses,
  • Solvents -- adverse effects -- congresses

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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Statementeditors, Vesa Riihimäki, Uf Ulfvarson.
SeriesProgress in clinical and biological research ;, vol. 220, Progress in clinical and biological research ;, v. 220.
ContributionsRiihimäki, Vesa., Ulfvarson, Ulf, 1931-
LC ClassificationsRA1270.S6 I58 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2726346M
ISBN 100845150707
LC Control Number86020137

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