ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)64566
CIS number 95-1048
ISBN(s) 90-399-0608-4
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Arbeidsinspectie RA 8/93
Department of Social Affairs and Employment, Directorate-General of Labour (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid)
Title Health-based recommended occupational exposure limits for several phthalate esters
Bibliographic information SDU Uitgeverij Plantijnstraat, Afdeling Verkoop Publikaties Arbeidsinspectie, Postbus 20014, 2500 EA Den Haag, Netherlands, 1993. ix, 167p. Illus. approx. 320 ref.
Abstract This publication presents an evaluation of the health hazards of exposure to various phthalate esters (a list of all phthalate esters studied is included in Appendix I). Attention is given to: identity, physical and chemical properties, monitoring; sources of exposure; environmental levels and human exposure; guidelines and standards (concerning the general population and the occupational population); toxicokinetics; toxic effects in animal experiments and observations of adverse effects in humans; previous evaluation by national and international bodies; evaluation of human health risks; recommendations for research. Based on the data available, a health-based occupational exposure limit of 5mg/m3 (as respirable dust) and of 10mg/m3 (as total dust) is recommended for all phthalate esters. A skin notation is not considered necessary. Summary in Dutch.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; Netherlands; biological effects; determination of exposure limits; phthalates
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; criteria document; toxicity evaluation; list of chemical 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
Esters and salts