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Document ID (ISN)66687
CIS number 96-916
ISBN(s) 3-88383-397-5
Year 1996
Convention or series no. BIA-Report 2/96
Author(s) Bock W., Breuer D., Hahn J.U., Kleine H., Pfeiffer W., Pflaumbaum W., Stückrath M., Blome H.
Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitssicherheit
Title Review of exposure to carcinogenic substances at the workplace
Original title Zur Expositionssituation krebserzeugender Gefahrstoffe am Arbeitsplatz [in German]
Bibliographic information Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Alte Heerstasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, 1996. 68p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Exposure concentrations were determined for 16 carcinogenic substances in 3,576 industrial enterprises in Germany between 1989-1992. On this basis three groups of substances could be established with respect to exposure levels: 1 - no measurement exceeded the exposure limit (1,3-butadiene, 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane, acrylonitrile and chloroethylene); 2 - 90% of the measurements were below the exposure limit (arsenic compounds, benzo(a)pyrene, benzene, chromium VI compounds, diantimony trioxide, nickel and its compounds); 3 - 50% of the measurements were below the limit (all other substances analyzed). There has been a significant reduction in exposure levels since the period 1981-84. Detailed summary in German, English, French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; carcinogens; exposure evaluation; harmful substances; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; antimony trioxide; nickel; vinyl chloride; arsenic; chromium; butadiene; acrylonitrile; epichlorohydrin; benzo(a)pyrene; benzene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Butadiene
Exposure evaluation