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Document ID (ISN)111882
CIS number 11-0542
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NTP 873
Author(s) Freixa Blanxart A., Torrado del Rey S.
Title Prevention of exposure to formaldehyde
Original title Prevención de la exposición a formaldehído [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 4p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access NTP_873.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The control of occupational exposure to formaldehyde is a fundamental activity in industrial hygiene, both for its extensive presence and by its significant adverse effects on health. This technical note summarizes and discusses some of the existing methods for the identification and quantification of formaldehyde vapours in various work environments, together with procedures to minimize their presence in the air. Contents: formaldehyde characteristics and properties; health hazards; threshold values; control of exposure; contamination levels; exposure prevention methods. Replaces NTP 490 (see CIS 04-176).
Descriptors (primary) Spain; formaldehyde; inhalation; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) volatile substances; sampling and analysis; determination in air; public OSH institutions; data sheet; description of technique
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) Exposure evaluation