|Document ID (ISN)||69483|
|Convention or series no.
||Gezondheidsraad publication 1996/04WGD
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (Werkgroep van Deskundigen ter Vaststelling van MAC-waarden)
||Phenol: Health based recommended occupational exposure limit
||Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 90517, 2509 LM Den Haag, Netherlands, 1996. 86p. 194 ref.
||In this report the Dutch Committee on Occupational Standards discusses the consequences of occupational exposure to phenol and recommends an occupational exposure limit. Main conclusions: phenol and phenol solutions are caustic to human skin; the substance is absorbed through the skin; incidents of acute toxicity following dermal exposure in humans resulted in chemical burns and effects on the central nervous system; acute phenol poisoning may lead to respiratory failure and death. Recommended occupational exposure limit (8h TWA): 8mg/m3 (2ppm); a skin notation is advised. Summary in Dutch.
||threshold limit values; toxicology; Netherlands; phenol
||neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; criteria document; skin absorption; toxicity evaluation; corrosive substances
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits
Phenols and phenolic compounds