Regulatory chemicals of health and environmental concern by William H. Lederer

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  • Poisons.,
  • Pollutants.,
  • Hazardous substances.,
  • Chemicals.,
  • Toxicology.,
  • Environmental health.

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StatementWilliam H. Lederer.
LC ClassificationsRA1216 .L34 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2850721M
ISBN 100442260180
LC Control Number84013016

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