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Document ID (ISN)69483
CIS number 97-1285
ISBN(s) 90-5549-141-1
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Gezondheidsraad publication 1996/04WGD
Author(s)
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (Werkgroep van Deskundigen ter Vaststelling van MAC-waarden)
Title Phenol: Health based recommended occupational exposure limit
Bibliographic information Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 90517, 2509 LM Den Haag, Netherlands, 1996. 86p. 194 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; toxicology; Netherlands; phenol
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; criteria document; skin absorption; toxicity evaluation; corrosive 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
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols