|Document ID (ISN)||76077|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Biomonitoring action levels in Finland
||July 1999, Vol.72, No.4, p.261-267. 26 ref.
||In Finland, biomonitoring action levels (BAL) have been set since the 1970s. There are different ways of setting these BALs. The value for blood lead is based on legislation. Exposure limits have been set on the basis of the indicative values for carbon disulfide, ethylene, benzene, toluene and phenol. The number of BALs set by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) has increased year by year, and there are now BAL values for more than 36 different chemicals or chemical groups. The Institute annually publishes a booklet with the latest information about the biomonitoring tests, sample collection and limit values. The booklet is also available in English as a web version (http://www.occuphealth.fi/tt/bio/guide346.htm).
||Finland; exposure tests; biological threshold limits; chemical products
||public OSH institutions; expectant mothers; nursing mothers; determination of concentration; determination in blood; determination in urine; legislation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits