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Document ID (ISN)105746
CIS number 06-1157
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2245-202-06
Author(s) Schneider O., Brondeau M.T.
Title Biological exposure indices
Original title Indices biologiques d'exposition [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2006, No.202, p.49-66. 5 ref.
Abstract Biological exposure indices are reference values corresponding to concentrations of chemical substances, chemical metabolites in biological fluids or exhaled air, and to biological response to a specific chemical substance. These indices can be used to assess worker exposure to chemical substances and should be considered complementary to threshold limit values in air. This article provides definitions of biological exposure indices proposed by ACGIH in the United States (BEI) and DFG in Germany (BAT). It discusses the advantages and the limitations of each of these indices, whose 2005 limit values are provided in tabular form. Replaces CIS 04-152.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; biological threshold limits; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Germany; translation; determination in biological matter; exposure tests; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Exposure evaluation