Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437778694, 9781437778700

Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens

6th Edition

Authors: Richard P. Pohanish
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437778694
eBook ISBN: 9781437778700
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 21st October 2011
Page Count: 3096
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For more than a quarter century, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern.
Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents or acts of terror. Sittig's provides extensive data for each of the 2,100 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains extensively expanded information in all 28 fields for each chemical (see table of contents) and has been updated to keep pace with world events. Chemicals classified as WMD have been included in the new edition as has more information frequently queried by first responders and frontline industrial safety personnel.

Key Features

  • Sittig’s Handbook is a globally recognized reference source, providing full listings of the 2,000 most common hazardous chemicals – making it the essential handbook for first-line response to chemical spills and day-to-day chemical plant reference.

  • Entries have a full range of synonyms for each chemical, including trade names, to avoid confusion and enable quick and accurate location of the right information.
  • Authoritative and frequently updated, Sittig provides a fully accurate source of information that engineers and emergency response services look to as a highly dependable reference both for emergencies and day-to-day engineering decisions.


All safety and environmental health and safety professionals, including (by job title) industrial hygienists, safety directors and officers, transportation safety specialists, environmental supervisors, specialists, and engineers, safety engineers, toxicologists, union representatives, health and safety technicians, risk managers (insurance), compliance officers in corporations and government, plant or facilities managers, production supervisors, human resource specialists, workers' compensation specialists, attorneys, chemical manufacturers and distributors (including writers and editors of material safety data sheets), waste disposal specialists, health care professionals including industrial nurses and physicians, and first-response personnel including paramedics and firefighters.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 Preface How to Use this book Bibliography Key to Abbreviation and Acronyms Chemical Records: Entries A-K Volume II Chemical Records: Entries L-Z Oxidizing Materials Carcinogens--confirmed and suspected Glossary Chemical Synonym and Trade Name Cross-Index CAS Number Cross-Index


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About the Author

Richard P. Pohanish

Richard Pohanish spent his entire working career in publishing. In 1963 he joined the D.Van Nostrand Company of Princeton NJ (DVN) and held various positions including, at DVN, Advertising Manager and Sales Director. After the merger with Reinhold Publishing Company [1968, forming Van Nostrand Reinhold (VNR)] he held the positions of Vice President, Marketing; Vice President/Publisher (Editorial Director); Executive Vice President; President, Information Division; and Member of the Board of Directors. He was also Publisher and Executive Editor of the professional journal, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Report from 1984 to 1990. Since retiring from VNR, he has worked as a technical editor and author on a range of professional books and references, published by McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Industrial Press and William Andrew.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (former)


From the 4th Edition: "à impressed with the ease of usage and the accurate information à Fortunately steps taken prior to my arrival by the Johnson City Fire Department were in every way the correct thing to do..." - Captain Stephen Faughnan, Broome Count