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Understanding Specific Chemicals Hazard: Picric Acid

Picric acid is a yellowish crystalline solid. It is used as a high explosive, an oxidant in rocket fuels, in matches and leather processing,

Li-ion batteries : chemical hazard inside our cars?

Batteries used in electric and hybrid cars are rather unusual: they are called lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Their mode of action is different from classical batteries of petrol or diesel engines.

Cancer Treatment and Chemical Hazards

Chemotherapy is a chemical method for treating cancer tumors. Cocktails of adapted chemicals are injected into the patient to treat the tumor and its potential metastases in a targeted manner.

Focus on Specific Chemicals of Interest : Crotonaldehyde

Crotonaldehyde is a colorless or white liquid with a suffocating odor which turns a pale-yellow color on contact with air. It is used as an intermediate for production of sorbic acid and formerly was used in manufacture of n-butyl alcohol. It is formed during fossil fuel combustion.

Control chemical exposures

Reducing worker’s exposure to chemicals is a fundamental concept in the protection of employee health. Even for chemicals for which an occupational exposure limit such as a Threshold Limit Value® exists, reducing exposures to the lowest feasible level is a common objective.

Cancer Treatment and Chemical Hazards

Chemotherapy is a chemical method for treating cancer tumors. Cocktails of adapted chemicals are injected into the patient to treat the tumor and its potential metastases in a targeted manner.

Focus on Specific Chemicals of Interest : Crotonaldehyde

Crotonaldehyde is a colorless or white liquid with a suffocating odor which turns a pale-yellow color on contact with air. It is used as an intermediate for production of sorbic acid and formerly was used in manufacture of n-butyl alcohol. It is formed during fossil fuel combustion.

Control chemical exposures

Reducing worker’s exposure to chemicals is a fundamental concept in the protection of employee health. Even for chemicals for which an occupational exposure limit such as a Threshold Limit Value® exists, reducing exposures to the lowest feasible level is a common objective.

Laboratory fire prevention

The lab technician was cleaning metal parts with Hexane. The parts were places in a beaker of Hexane which was on a hot plate. Nearby was a plastic wash bottle filled approximately 50% with Hexane.

Pictographs in the workplace

The new European reglementation CLP (Classification Labelling Packaging) 1272/2008 integrates the GHS system in Europe, and with it, new pictographs representing chemical hazards.

Occupational Medecine

What can and what must a company doctor do on learning through an employee or the director that new products are being used?

Chemical risks in Metallurgy

In order to well define the metallurgy, it is first of all necessary to make the distinction with the mineralurgy, linked to the mining industry

Recent Developments in Nanotoxicology

According to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) ISO 27687:2008 Standard, a nano-object is a material having one, two, or three external dimensions in the size-range from approximately 1-100 nanometers (nm).

Chemical risks in emergency departments

Prevor’s decontamination solutions are dedicated to the industry sectors to be used according to the right protocol enabling victims not to have any chemical injuries following chemical accidents involving corrosives and/or irritants.

Chemical risks in detergents production

The origins of cleanliness date back to prehistoric times. Since water is essential for life, the earliest people lived near water and knew something about its cleansing properties.

What kind of splashes occur in chemical wastes treatment

Industrial waste whose elimination legally falls to the producers, is distinguished from domestic waste by its origin and nature. The chemical risk will be linked to its physicochemical and toxicological characteristics : explosive, flammable, combustive, irritant, corrosive, or toxic.

What kind of splashes occur in the pharmaceutical industry?

The pharmaceutical industry processes involve the use of various chemicals (the main types of corrosive and irritant agents are all represented: acids, bases, oxidisers, reducing agents, solvents or even chelating agents) which can be found sometimes at very high concentrations.

Nitric acid, a danger lurking

Nitric acid is a strong acid, found in the nature in salt forms (nitrates), with the formula HNO3. Nitric acid is a strong oxidant that attacks almost all metals. By its ability to separate the gold from silver upon dissolution of this, it was once known as “aqua fortis”.

Carcinogens: Different Classifications

In particular when there are disparities as regards their classification as well as the list of chemicals concerned. The different classifications and their definitions are grouped below, so as to bring more light and better understanding regarding these differences.

Are we prepared?

The 21st century has already been the witness of numerous technological advances among which the increasing speed of information that allows identification of facts that happened on the other side of the world by the internet in a few seconds.

Vinyl Acetate

Vinyl acetate finds industrial uses in the production of vinyl acetate polymeric substances.
It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant fruity odor that on visible light exposure polymerizes to a transparent solid.

Hydro soluble unit-dose laundry pods

A warning on accidental exposure to hydro soluble unit dose laundry pods has been issued by the French Ministry for Health on June 17th 2014 to inform and give recommendations on this matter of public health.

Thioglycolic Acid

Thioglycolic acid can cause severe burns and chemical injuries when it enters in contact with the skin, eye, digestive or respiratory tracts. It is corrosive and can even induce a systemic toxicity.

Focus on Specific Chemicals of Interest : Crotonaldehyde

Crotonaldehyde is a colorless or white liquid with a suffocating odor which turns a pale-yellow color on contact with air. It is used as an intermediate for production of sorbic acid and formerly was used in manufacture of n-butyl alcohol. It is formed during fossil fuel combustion.

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