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Prudent practices in the laboratory : handling and disposal of chemicals / Committee on Prudent Practices for Handling, Storage, and Disposal of Chemicals in Laboratories, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05229-7

1. Hazardous substances. 2. Chemicals—Safety measures. 3. Hazardous wastes. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Prudent Practices for Handling, Storage and Disposal of Chemicals in Laboratories.

T55.3.H3P78 1995

660'.2804—dc20 95-32461

Copyright 1995 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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