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Document ID (ISN)52751
CIS number 89-1918
ISSN - Serial title 0882-8032 - Applied Industrial Hygiene
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leung H.W., Paustenbach D.
Title Setting occupational exposure limits for irritant organic acids and bases based on their equilibrium dissociation constants
Bibliographic information Apr. 1988, Vol.3, No.4, p.115-118. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract The most common adverse effect of exposure to chemicals in the workplace is irritation. Although there is a great diversity among irritants, a large number of them are organic acids and bases. This study showed that there is an association between the equilibrium proton dissociation constant and the occupational exposure limits (OELs) of organic acids and bases that produce irritation as the primary adverse effect. On the basis of this relationship, preliminary occupational exposure limits for other similar compounds with no existing Threshold Limit Values or workplace Environmental Exposure Limits can be estimated.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; determination of exposure limits; organic acids; bases, alkalis
Descriptors (secondary) acid-base balance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Alkaline materials
Organic acids