|Document ID (ISN)||106706|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0949-8036 - Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft
|Convention or series no.
||Lichtenstein N., Jaschke M., Nies E., Möller A.
||Basic principles for testing for the presence of harmful substances in hearing protectors
||Grundlagen für die Prüfung von Gehörschützern auf ihren Gehalt an Gefahrstoffen [in German]|
||Apr. 2006, Vol.66, No.4, p.135-141. Illus. 25 ref.
||Hearing protectors marketed in Germany may be awarded a certificate by the statutory accident insurance carrier (Berufsgenossenschaft) to indicate that they contain low concentrations of harmful substances such as arsenic, antimony, lead, tin, tin-organic compounds and phthalates. Suitable analytical procedures for the identification of these substances were selected and standardized by round-robin tests. Concentration limits were derived from current knowledge of the availability of the substances and their dermal absorption. For example the concentrations of arsenic, antimony and lead in hearing protectors may not exceed 25 mg/kg. The certificate was introduced in response to a report on the harmful substances contained in hearing protectors that caused many noise-exposed workers not to use them.
||hearing protection; metals; compliance tests; harmful substances; phthalates
||compliance with exposure limits; Germany; chemical analysis; approval; permissible levels
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Esters and salts