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Document ID (ISN)105577
CIS number 06-1170
ISBN(s) 2-89631-011-8
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-433
Author(s) Scarino A., Tardif R.
Title Modelling of carbon monoxide exposure
Original title Modélisation de l'exposition au monoxyde de carbone [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. 20p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract The Canadian standards review committee is questioning the possibility of revising downwards the regulations on exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Many workers in Quebec are exposed to this substance, under many conditions, and a modification of the standard could have impacts on their health as well as economic consequences for the companies. Using a toxicokinetic model, this project studied the effect of various CO exposure scenarios on blood levels of carboxyhaemoglobin by taking into account peak exposures during a typical workday, the workload, the size of exposed individuals and their smoking habits. The results provide additional data for deciding upon a carbon monoxide exposure standard.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; limitation of exposure; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; report; carboxyhaemoglobin; comment on standard; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; mathematical models; smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances