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Document ID (ISN)37634
CIS number 82-788
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Angerer J., Behling K.
Title Occupational chronic exposure to organic solvents - IX. A method for the evaluation of limit values for parameters of body burden, e.g. by toluene
Original title Chronische L÷sungsmittelbelastung am Arbeitsplatz - IX. Ein Verfahren zur Evaluierung von Grenzwerten fŘr Parameter der inneren Belastung am Beispiel der Toluolexposition [in German]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.48, No.2, p.137-146. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract A method is proposed to evaluate limit values for establishing criteria of body burden, e.g. for the toluene blood level of exposed workers in the printing industry. A relation between body burden and exposure is calculated. The limit value for the toluene blood level is estimated to be 2.6mg/l. This method of evaluating limit values for biological criteria is thought to be suitable for many other harmful substances.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; toluene; blood monitoring; biological threshold limits; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) long-term exposure; description of technique; exposure tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Occupational exposure limits