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TITLE Methyl methacrylate. Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit   201138.pdf (1.27 MB)
Document ID LIB665
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 16/12/2011
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (1.27 MB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Jeannette van Kan
Health Council of the Netherlands
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  • Health


Short description  The Health Council has evaluated the adverse health effects of methyl methacrylate in assessing a health-based recommended occupational exposure level (HBR-OEL). This level specifies a level of exposure to airborne substances, at or below which it may be reasonably expected that there is no risk of developing adverse health effects. The primary adverse health effect due to exposure to airborne methyl methacrylate is irritation in the nose. To prevent this (and other possible adverse health effects), the council recommends an HBR-OEL of 160 mg/m3, as an 8-hour TWA.
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At request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council, proposes health-based recommended occupational exposure limits (HBR-OELs) for chemical substances in the air in the workplace. These recommendations serve as a basis in setting legally binding occupational exposure limits by the Minister.
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