|Document ID (ISN)||48774|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbete och Hälsa 1986:25
||Zahlsen K., Nilsen O.G.
||Nordic Expert Group for Documentation of Occupational Exposure Limits - 69. Acetaldehyde
||Nordiska expertgruppen för gränsvärdesdokumentation - 69. Acetaldehyd [in Norwegian]|
||Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1986. 45p. Illus. 101 ref.
||A survey of literature on acetaldehyde to serve as background information for a discussion on occupational exposure limits. Exposure to relatively low concentrations of acetaldehyde irritates the mucous membranes of the eyes and the respiratory system. Acetaldehyde has been shown to have genotoxic, teratogenic and carcinogenic eeffects in animal experiments in vivo and/or in vitro. The risk of these effects occurring in humans following occupational exposure is difficult to estimate from the current literature. Further experiments are required if an adequate extrapolation of risk is to be made. It is recommended that an exposure limit be based on the irritant effect of acetaldehyde on the mucous membranes, and that possible genotoxic, teratogenic and carcinogenic eeffects be further investigated.
||threshold limit values; irritants; acetaldehyde; carcinogenic effects; determination of exposure limits; genetic effects; teratogenic effects; toxicology
||literature survey; Nordic Countries; criteria document; TLV list; animal experiments
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Occupational exposure limits