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About this book
About this book
For more than a quarter century, "Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens" has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents or acts of terror.
Sittig's provides extensive data for each of the 2,100 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains extensively expanded information in all 28 fields for each chemical (see table of contents) and has been updated to keep pace with world events. Chemicals classified as WMD have been included in the new edition as has more information frequently queried by first responders and frontline industrial safety personnel.
Richard Pohanish spent his entire working career in publishing. In 1963 he joined the D.Van Nostrand Company of Princeton NJ (DVN) and held various positions including, at DVN, Advertising Manager and Sales Director. After the merger with Reinhold Publishing Company [1968, forming Van Nostrand Reinhold (VNR)] he held the positions of Vice President, Marketing; Vice President/Publisher (Editorial Director); Executive Vice President; President, Information Division; and Member of the Board of Directors. He was also Publisher and Executive Editor of the professional journal, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Report from 1984 to 1990. Since retiring from VNR, he has worked as a technical editor and author on a range of professional books and references, published by McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Industrial Press and William Andrew.
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From the 4th Edition: "a impressed with the ease of usage and the accurate information a Fortunately steps taken prior to my arrival by the Johnson City Fire Department were in every way the correct thing to do..." - Captain Stephen Faughnan, Broome Count