|Document ID (ISN)||106390|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Trainor M.T., Ridgway P., Macbeth R.W., Wilday A.J., Balmforth H.F.
||Substance prioritisation for the development of EU acute exposure toxicity thresholds (AETLs)
||May 2006, Vol.133, No.1-3. p.16-23. 19 ref.
||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.
||threshold limit values; dangerous substances; chemical industry; determination of exposure limits; toxic substances; major hazards; European Union
||short-term exposure; research; cooperation; directive; inhalation toxicity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Occupational exposure limits