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Document ID (ISN)35142
CIS number 81-437
ISBN(s) 92-4-120647-0
Year 1980
Convention or series no. WHO Technical Report Series 647
Title Recommended health-based limits in occupational exposure to heavy metals.
Original title Exposition aux métaux lourds: limites recommandées d'exposition professionnelle à visée sanitaire. [in French]
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland. 116p.Illus. 19 ref. Price: SF.8.00.
Abstract Report of a WHO study group (Geneva, 5-11 June 1979) on health-based limits for occupational exposure to cadmium, inorganic lead, manganese and mercury. Recommendations on TLVs for workplace air, and on biological limits (level of toxic substances or their metabolites in human biological material at which no adverse effect is determined) as relatively recently developed indicators of permissible exposure, and as a first step towards the establishment of operational limits. Considerations, for each metal, on: metabolism and toxicity, relationship between exposure and health effects, research possibilities, current status of exposure limits, periodic reappraisal, relations between exposure-effect and exposure-response.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; manganese; WHO; cadmium; lead; biological threshold limits; mercury
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; report; metabolic process; determination in air; toxicity evaluation; dose-response relationship; permissible levels
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Inorganic substances
Mercury and compounds
Lead and compounds
Cadmium and compounds