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Document ID (ISN)55674
CIS number 91-534
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maltoni C.
Title International standards for occupational exposure to toxic agents
Bibliographic information May 1988, Vol.13, No.5, p.529-530.
Abstract This editorial considers the negative consequences of the absence of widely accepted occupational and environmental standards for toxic agents. This absence creates serious difficulties in evaluating hazards in different industrial and societal environments. Advisory reports of the ILO and national (ACGIH) or multinational (EEC) recommendations can no longer meet all the requirements of internationally diverse industry. An independent international academic group, the Collegium Ramazzini, exploring the possibility of developing a set of standards for the most important agents is anxious to gather scientific opinions and information from all sources of such data. Persons to contact and addresses are presented.
Descriptors (primary) USA; ILO; benzene; isocyanates; European Communities; toxicology; standardization; neoplasms; silica
Descriptors (secondary) permissible levels
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cyano compounds
Aromatic hydrocarbons