|Document ID (ISN)||77955|
|Convention or series no.
||BaP-Jahre [in German]|
||Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Oct. 1999. 132p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
||Lung cancer caused by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is recognized as an occupational disease in Germany on condition that claimants can demonstrate a cumulative exposure of at least 100µg/m3 x years of benzo[a]pyrene (or benzo[a]pyrene years). This report provides insurance institutions with guidelines on the probable PAH exposure at workplaces for the purpose of establishing the occupational case history. Based on data from recent studies and from literature, tables provide estimated exposure levels by occupation, task and historical period.
||compensation of occupational diseases; Germany; long-term exposure; benzo(a)pyrene; polycyclic hydrocarbons; lung cancer
||exposure evaluation; legislation; job-exposure relation; role of insurance institutions
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)