|Document ID (ISN)||108653|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Stouten H., Ott H., Bouwman C., Wardenbach P.
||Reassessment of occupational exposure limits
||June 2008, Vol.51, No.6, p.407-418. 18 ref.
||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.
||threshold limit values; chemical products; Netherlands; dangerous substances
||toxicology; health hazards; hazard evaluation; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits