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Working with chlorine. by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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Published by The Institute in [Rockville, MD] .
Written in English


  • Chlorine -- Physiological effect.,
  • Chlorine compounds -- Physiological effect.,
  • Organochlorine compounds -- Physiological effect.,
  • Chlorine industry -- Safety measures.

Book details:

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Paginationfolder (5 p.) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22399844M

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