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Document ID (ISN)106389
CIS number 07-390
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wood M., Pichard A., Gundert-Remy U., de Rooij C., Tissot S.M.
Title The AETL methodology as a potential solution to current challenges associated with the development and use of acute exposure levels in Seveso II applications
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.133, No.1-3. p.8-15. 22 ref.
Abstract This article analyses current trends in the development and use of acute threshold exposure levels (AETLs) in Europe for the implementation of the Seveso II Directive on the control of major-accidents hazards involving dangerous substances (Council Directive 96/82/EC, see CIS 97-1079). It also describes a new initiative to develop a European methodology for deriving acute exposure threshold levels that responds to emerging needs in this area. The ACUTEX project is an EU-funded research project aimed at furthering scientific exchange and collaboration in support of the development of acute exposure levels for toxic substances in Europe. Its goal is to develop a European methodology for deriving AETLs. In particular, it provides the possibility for a common European platform in this field.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; dangerous substances; determination of exposure limits; toxic substances; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) cooperation; short-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; Germany; France; Italy
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits