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Document ID (ISN)104376
CIS number 05-631
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ulm K., Salanti G.
Title Estimation of the general threshold limit values for dust
Bibliographic information Apr. 2003, Vol.76, No.3, p.233-240. Illus. 34 ref.
Internet access 05-0631.pdf [in English]
Abstract The general threshold limit values for dust proposed by the German MAK Commission have been criticized with respect to the statistical methods applied. This paper provides a critical review of methods used for estimating threshold level values and presents results from a new approach: the use of additive isotonic models. Results from this model confirm previous assessments of the general threshold limit value.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; determination of exposure limits; dust; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) dose-response relationship; mathematical models; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits