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Mirex by World Health Organization

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Published by World Health Organization .
Written in English


  • Environmental aspects,
  • Mirex,
  • Toxicology

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Environmental Health Criteria

The Physical Object
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9125016M
ISBN 109241541849
ISBN 109789241541848

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