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Document ID (ISN)104346
CIS number 05-672
ISSN - Serial title 1423-3169 - Informations mÚdicales - Medizinische Mitteilungen
Year 2003
Convention or series no. SUVA 74-2869.d SUVA 74-2869.f
Author(s) Jost M., Pletscher C.
Title Tolerable biological limit values (TBLVs): Changes
Original title Biologische Arbeitsstofftoleranzwerte (BAT-Werte) - Neuerungen [in German]
Valeurs biologiques tolÚrables (VBT): changements [in French]
Bibliographic information Spring 2003, No.74, p.56-66. 8 ref.
Internet access [in German]
05-0672fr.pdf [in French]
05-0672de.pdf [in German] [in French]
Abstract Biological monitoring constitutes an important complement to the monitoring of workplace air for evaluating the exposure of workers to harmful substances. The determination of a substance or its metabolites in biological matter allows the estimation of internal loads, taking into account all modes of absorption into the body. Contents of this article on tolerable biological limit values (TBLVs): usefulness of biological monitoring; definition of TBLV; load among occupationally-unexposed populations; list of TBL values; comment on substances for which TBLVs were revised in 2003 (lead and its inorganic compounds, inorganic mercury, aluminium, manganese and its inorganic compounds, styrene, other organic solvents); biological monitoring in the context of medical supervision.
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; harmful substances; determination in biological matter; biological threshold limits; list of chemical substances
Descriptors (secondary) manganese and compounds; routes of entry; metabolic process; mercury and compounds; medical supervision; styrene; aluminium; toxic substances; organic solvents; lead and compounds
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits