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Document ID (ISN)108653
CIS number 08-1125
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stouten H., Ott H., Bouwman C., Wardenbach P.
Title Reassessment of occupational exposure limits
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.51, No.6, p.407-418. 18 ref.
Abstract The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment requested that the Health Council of the Netherlands reassess the health protection of maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) values contained in the 1994 Dutch MAC list. Criteria documents were prepared for 161 substances. They were evaluated by a committee consisting of international experts who reassessed the toxicological hazards of these substances and recommended, whenever possible, health-based occupational exposure limits (OELs). The results of this reassessment were compared with the MAC values of the 1994 Dutch MAC list, ACGIH TLVs, and existing German OELs. It was found that the committee's criteria for a health-based OEL were met for only 40% of the compounds. Many older MAC values were either too high, or not scientifically supported and therefore not health-based.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; chemical products; Netherlands; dangerous substances
Descriptors (secondary) toxicology; health hazards; hazard evaluation; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Netherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits