Accession Number:

ADP013420

Title:

Sources of Chemical Toxics and Their Precursors in Pharmaceutical Industry

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH BUCHAREST (ROMANIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical industry includes a lot of independent units specialized in synthesis of active substances, their processing as pharmaceutical forms, control of intermediate and final products, storage of all these as well of a lot of adjuvants. In this long chain almost all manipulated chemical substances are biologically active, some of it very active and toxic. Consequently, the fact that Drug Companies represents a potential risk of chemical pollution is a common place. The fact that there were created a lot of laws and methods for avoiding this, is also clear. The present paper wants, starting from some accidents, which happened in spite of all preventing measures, to put in evidence some particular circumstances increasing the risk.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE