Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens--variant approaches by different countries.


Journal Article (Academic article)

The differences in treatment of occupational exposure limits for carcinogens by 24 countries is described along with a discussion of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) threshold limit values (TLV) treatment, the similar treatment of the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard, and the treatment by provinces of Canada. The unique listing by the Federal Republic of Germany of so-called technical guiding concentrations of a group of carcinogens is discussed with the note that Austria used this same system. Publications on justification for establishing occupational exposure limits for certain carcinogens are discussed also.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, WA

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 9

Start / End Page

  • A680 - A684

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8894

Conference Location

  • united states