|Document ID (ISN)||105577|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-433
||Scarino A., Tardif R.
||Modelling of carbon monoxide exposure
||Modélisation de l'exposition au monoxyde de carbone [in French]|
||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.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-433.pdf [in French]
||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.
||Canada; limitation of exposure; carbon monoxide
||threshold limit values; report; carboxyhaemoglobin; comment on standard; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; mathematical models; smoking
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)