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Document ID (ISN)106390
CIS number 07-391
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Trainor M.T., Ridgway P., Macbeth R.W., Wilday A.J., Balmforth H.F.
Title Substance prioritisation for the development of EU acute exposure toxicity thresholds (AETLs)
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.133, No.1-3. p.16-23. 19 ref.
Abstract The aim of the EU Acute Exposure project, ACUTEX, is to develop a methodology for establishing European acute exposure threshold levels (AETLs), for substances that present inhalation toxicity. The development of AETLs is initially in the context of the risks of major accidents from chemical sites and in particular their regulation through the "Seveso II" Directive (see CIS 97-1079). It is intended that AETLs can be used within Member States, where appropriate, to inform decisions on land-use planning and emergency planning. AETLs will not have a regulatory status. This paper describes the selection of 21 preliminary substances to use as case studies in the development and testing of the AETL methodology and the development of a methodology for the selection of substances to be considered in priority.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; dangerous substances; chemical industry; determination of exposure limits; toxic substances; major hazards; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) short-term exposure; research; cooperation; directive; inhalation toxicity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Chemical industry
Major hazards