Cheryl B. Bast
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Vesicants (sulfur mustards, lewisite, and nitrogen mustards) are chemicals that cause blistering of the skin. Developed as chemical warfare agents, their biological activity is complex and not fully… Continue Reading
Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) are concentrations in air and drinking water for priority toxic chemicals. This article summarizes the Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) currently in place for the… Continue Reading
A simple method is presented for estimating a non-lethal level for inhalation toxicity studies. By reviewing 209 LC(50) studies representing 96 chemicals that also reported a non-lethal level, it has… Continue Reading
Inhalation is the most important route of exposure for phosgene. A latency period occurs before phosgene affects the target organ, the lungs. The odor threshold is between 0.5 and 1.5 ppm, and the… Continue Reading