|Document ID (ISN)||54135|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbeidsinspectie RA 6/89
Werkgroep van Deskundigen ter vaststelling van MAC-waarden (Dutch Expert Committee for Occupational Standards)
||Report on a health-based occupational exposure limit for ethylene oxide
||Rapport inzake grenswaarde ethyleenoxide [in Dutch]|
||Department of Social Affairs and Employment, Directorate-General of Labour (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 69, 2270 MA Voorburg, Netherlands, 1989. 21p. 9 ref.
||This report contains data on ethylene oxide: chemical and physical properties, occurrence and applications, environmental and biological monitoring, toxicokinetics; toxicity; current exposure limits in the Netherlands and other countries. In view of the genotoxic effects of ethylene oxide, no advice could be given on an occupational exposure level that would prevent all health hazards. Using a linear model of extrapolation the risk of cancer is calculated for various exposure levels (exposure during the whole working life): exposure level of 0.5ppm (8h TWA): risk 4 x 10-3; exposure level of 12.5ppb: risk 1 x 10-4; exposure level of 0.125ppb: risk 1 x 10-6.
||threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; Netherlands
||toxicity evaluation; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits