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Document ID (ISN)49983
CIS number 88-1233
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ulfvarson U.
Title Assessment of concentration peaks in setting exposure limits for air contaminants at workplaces, with special emphasis on narcotic and irritative gases and vapors
Bibliographic information Oct. 1987, Vol.13, No.5, p.389-398. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract This review and criteria document for Nordic countries discusses mathematical models of toxic effects; history of the time-weighted average and short-term exposure limits in various countries; effects of concentration peaks from the toxicokinetic standpoint (alcohols, esters, ketones, hydrocarbons, chlorinated and nitro hydrocarbons). Considerations for the setting of limits are described.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; irritants; narcotics; contamination criteria; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; Nordic Countries; emergency exposure limits
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Occupational exposure limits
Risk evaluation