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Document ID (ISN)77258
CIS number 01-1179
ISBN(s) 3-527-27599-1
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Mitteilung 37
Author(s)
Senatskommission zur PrŘfung gesundheitsschńdlicher Arbeitsstoffe
Title Maximum allowable workplace concentrations and biological tolerance values for working materials - 2001
Original title MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste 2001 [in German]
Bibliographic information Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2001. 222p. + xxxiip. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract Definition of the notion of "maximum concentration at the workplace" (MAK) and discussion of its basis and usefulness, of verification and compliance, of the relation of time-weighted average MAKs to peak exposures, and of the special problems posed by mixtures, allergens and substances absorbed by the skin. List of substances with their CAS numbers, chemical formulae, MAKs in ppm and mg/m3, as well as their peak exposure category, skin absorption (H) and sensitization (S) code, carcinogenicity category, pregnancy group code, mutagen category and vapour pressure (in hPa) at 20░C. Separate lists of substances for which no MAK value has been established, and of substances known to be dangerous to pregnant women or the foetus, but which have not been assigned to a risk category. Additional information is given on known or suspected carcinogens (including drugs and tobacco smoke), allergens and aerosols. "Indicative technical concentrations" (TRKs) are given for carcinogens. "Biological tolerance values" (BAT) are defined and listed for some substances. Previous edition abstracted (1996): CIS 97-249.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; Germany; harmful substances; biological threshold limits; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; workplaces
Descriptors (secondary) TLV list; carcinogens
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits