What Were the First Adverse Effects Added?

Figure 12. Adverse effects for benzene in the Microsoft Access interface.

So, what are the most important adverse effects of chemicals in occupational toxicology? Toxic chemicals cause specific types of organ damage (lung, nervous system, skin, blood, liver, and kidney). In Haz-Map, there is a distinction between adverse effects (includes animal toxicology and human poisonings by ingestion cases) and occupational diseases (cases of workers made ill after inhalation or skin absorption). The first pass is to determine the adverse effect fingerprint for each chemical in the database. See the Controlled Vocabulary of Adverse Effects.

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