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Document ID (ISN)76710
CIS number 01-849
Year 1999
Convention or series no. NTP 525-1999
Author(s) Huici Montagud A., Ferrer Panzano R.
Title Criteria for the establishment of occupational exposure limits in the European Union
Original title Criterios de establecimiento de valores límite de exposición profesional en la Unión Europea [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 6p. 2 ref.
Abstract This information note describes the procedure developed by the European Union for determining occupational exposure limit values for chemicals. It is based on documents prepared by a committee of scientific experts (SCOEL) which analyses the harmful effects resulting from an exposure to the chemical and decides on the appropriate type of exposure limit (LOAEL, TWA, STEL) on the basis of published studies. The basic criteria considered by the committee are reviewed. They include limits for an average 8-hour exposure, limits for short-term exposure, uncertainty factors, toxicity for the reproductive system, carcinogens and acceptable threshold limits, products causing sensitization of the respiratory tract, skin notation and biological threshold values. The structure of basic EU documentation is also included.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; chemical products; European Communities; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; carcinogens; teratogens; limitation of exposure; sensitization; short-term exposure; biological threshold limits; data sheet; criteria document; skin
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Occupational exposure limits