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Chemical Hazards and Poisons Reports

This report series is now available from the GOV.UK website: Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report series[external link].

The Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report is performs an important role in sharing high quality advice and new research with professional colleagues. Articles cover a variety of disciplines including:

  • risk assessment and incident management
  • emergency preparedness and planning
  • public health and epidemiology
  • environmental science
  • toxicology
  • natural disasters and climate change
  • psychology
  • environmental and public health policy.

Article index

Download a fully searchable index of current and previous Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report articles, plus the Chemical Incident Reports (issues 12-28) here:
Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report Index (Excel Spreadsheet, 584 KB)

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To receive electronic versions of the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Reports when they are published, please email chapreport@phe.gov.uk

Issues

Recent issues of the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Reports, including September 2013, are now available from the gov.uk website. [external link]

The Chemical Incident Reports (1999-2003), which contain useful articles of a similar nature, and are available below.


 
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 28
    April 2003 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of deliberate release, chemical incidents in hospitals, landfills and emergency planning.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 27
    January 2003 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of lead, phosphine, fires and incidents in hospitals.
    Added/updated: 20 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 26
    October 2002 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of fires, mercury, land contamination and contaminated private drinking water supplies.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 25
    July 2002 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of industrial fires, terror attacks and dioxins in food.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 24
    April 2002 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of non-domestic fires, asbestos, chronic incidents and odours, and air accidents.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 23
    January 2002 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of dioxins in floodwater, explosions, plastic fires, asbestos, lead and mass burial of animal carcasses.
    Added/updated: 20 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 22
    October 2001 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the how to respond to mass chemically-contaminated casualties, deliberate release and white powder events. Firework and water incidents are also described.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 21
    July 2001 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers chemical contamination of food, pollution regulations and incident surveillance and communication.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 20
    April 2001 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue offers advice on disease cluster investigations, IPPC legislation, and the public health impact of petrol spillages.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 19
    January 2001 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue contains chemical incident surveillance data for 2000, and discusses Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control and other relevant legislation.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 18
    October 2000 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the psychological impact of chemical incidents, and discusses the value of Geographical Information Systems and decontamination.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 17
    July 2000 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue discusses key areas including sheltering vs evacuation during incidents, COMAH and human rights, major incident planning and incinerators.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 16
    April 2000 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers chemical incidents in schools, water contamination, the benefits of health surveillance and working with Environmental Health Departments.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 15
    January 2000 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of petroleum incidents. Chemical incident surveillance and Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control are discussed.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 14
    October 1999 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of land contamination, chemical terrorism and sarin.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 13
    July 1999 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers the public health impact of fires, chemical incidents in hospital emergency departments, and chemical contamination of food and drink.
    Added/updated: 23 August 2010
  • Chemical Incident Report - Issue 12
    April 1999 report from the predecessor to the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. This issue covers foam parties, air, water and land contamination, and psychological effects of chemical incidents.
    Added/updated: 20 August 2010