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Document ID (ISN)77955
CIS number 02-345
ISBN(s) 3-88383-503-X
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blome O.
Title BaP-years
Original title BaP-Jahre [in German]
Bibliographic information Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Oct. 1999. 132p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; Germany; long-term exposure; benzo(a)pyrene; polycyclic hydrocarbons; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; legislation; job-exposure relation; role of insurance institutions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Workers' compensation