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Document ID (ISN)61633
CIS number 94-330
ISBN(s) 90-399-0379-4
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Arbeidsinspectie RA 7/92
Author(s) Wibowo A.A.E.
Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid
Title Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit for carbon monoxide
Bibliographic information SDU Uitgeverij Plantijnstraat, Afdeling Verkoop Publikaties Arbeidsinspectie, Postbus 20014, 2500 EA Den Haag, Netherlands, 1993. 40p.
Abstract In the report (an update of the document published in 1979: RA 2/79) the health hazards of exposure to carbon monoxide are evaluated. Attention is given to: previous document and recommendations; present guidelines and standards; toxicodynamics, with special attention to effects reported in recent studies (effects on the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system, offspring, and carcinogenicity); previous evaluation by international bodies; evaluations of human health risks. Analysis of the data available resulted in a health-based recommended exposure limit of 25ppm (29mg/m3), 8h-TWA (thereby maintaining the present occupational exposure limit). This recommendation is only applicable for work conditions of light to moderate physical exertion. An exclusive directive is given for cigarette smokers (Annex in previous report). Detailed summary in Dutch.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; Netherlands; biological effects; determination of exposure limits; health hazards; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; criteria document; toxicity evaluation; toxic substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances