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List of MAK and BAT Values

Maximum Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values at the Workplace



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List of MAK and BAT Values: Maximum Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values at the Workplace: 2007
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* Special feature: the complete list of MAK- and BAT values on a CD-ROM included in the book! The CD-ROM allows easy searches e. g. for substance names or CAS numbers. * MAK values (Maximum Concentrations at the Workplace) and BAT values (Biological Tolerance Values) promote the protection of health at the workplace. They are an efficient indicator for the toxic potential of chemical compounds. This book contains a list of scientifically recommended threshold limit values for about 1000 chemical compounds. Carcinogens, germ cell mutagens, embryotoxicants, sensitizing substances and those potentially bearing a risk to pregnancy are treated separately. * Of particular value are the lists of substances which were reviewed in 2006/2007 and substances being examined for the establishment of MAK and BAT values in coming years.

Table of Contents

Maximum Concentrations at the Workplace. I Significance, use and derivation of MAK values. Definition. Purpose. Prerequisites. Derivation of MAK values. a. Selection of substances and collection of data. b. Values based on effects in man. c. Values based on effects on animals. d. Exceptional workplaces. e. Odour, irritation and annoyance. f. Habituation. Documentation. Publication. Mixtures of substances. Analytical controls. II List of Substances. a. Substances with MAK values and substances listed in Sections II b and III to XIV. b. Substances for which no MAK value can be established at present. III Carcinogenic Substances. Category 1. Category 2. Category 3. Category 3A. Category 3B. Category 4. Category 5. Groups of substances requiring special consideration. Carcinogenic medicines. Amines which form carcinogenic nitrosamines on nitrosation. Monocyclic aromatic amino and nitro compounds. Azo colourants. Pyrolysis products of organic materials. Fibrous dusts. Classification criteria. Classification. IVSensitizing substances. a. Criteria for assessment of contact allergens. b. Criteria for assessment of respiratory allergens. c. Designation of a substance as an allergen. d. List of allergens. e. Evaluation of members of specific groups of substances. VAeroso ls. a. General definitions. b. Properties of aerosols which determine their effects. c. Inhalation, deposition and clearance of aerosols in the respiratory tract. d. Conventions for measuring concentrations of particles. e. Fibrogenic aerosols. f. General threshold limit value for dust. g. Exposures exceeding the MAK value. h. Ultrafine (aerosol) particles, their agglomerates and aggregates. VI Limitation of exposure peaks. VII Percutaneous absorption. VIII MAK values and pregnancy. IX Germ cell mutagens. X Substances requiring special consideration. a. Organic peroxides. b. Gasolines. c. Metal-working fluids. d. Hydraulic fluids and lubricants. e. Metals and metal compounds. f. Radioactive materials. Biological Tolerance Values. XI Significance and use of BAT values. Definition. Prerequisites. Derivation of BAT values. Documentation. Purpose. Correlations between BAT and MAK values. Surveillance. Evaluation of analytical data. Allergenic substances. Carcinogenic substances. Mixtures of substances. XII List of substances. XIII Carcinogenic substances. XIVBL W. CAS Number Index. CAS numbers of the substances listed in Sections II to XIV and on the yellow pages. Appendix. Members of the Commission and permanent guest contributors. Constitution and procedures of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area. Substances in the lists of MAK and BAT values reviewed in 2006/2007. Substances being Examined for the establishment of MAK Values and BAT Values. Procedure of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area for making Changes in or Additions to the List of MAK and BAT Values. *Indicates a change from the 2006 MAK list Details of the new threshold values or classifications proposed are listed in the blue pages (appendix, page I). The Commission has adopted these proposals but puts them up for discussion until 31.12.2007. New data or scientific commentary may be submitted to the Commission's scientific office (Kommissionssekretariat) until this date. This information will be examined and taken into consideration in the final ratification.

Author Biography

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. Through its commissions, the DFG provides scientific advice for politics and administration. The about 100 experts of the internationally acknowledged DFG-Senate Commission on the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area each year compile the List of MAK and BAT Values to reflect the latest scientific knowledge in occupational health and safety.
Release date NZ
August 22nd, 2007
Edited by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Country of Publication
Revised edition
black & white tables, figures
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
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