The NRC has announced the release of the fifteenth volume in its series of reports on acute exposure guideline levels (AEGLs) for selected airborne chemicals. AEGLs represent threshold exposure limits above which certain adverse health effects may occur, and are applicable to exposure durations ranging from 10 minutes to 8 hours. The appendices to this volume contain useful toxicity reviews and descriptions of the basis of AEGLs for the following chemicals:

  • ethyl mercaptan
  • methyl mercaptan
  • tert-octyl mercaptan
  • phenyl mercaptan
  • lewisite
  • methyl isothiocyanate
  • selected monoisocyanates

US National Research Council (2013). Acute exposure guideline levels for selected airborne chemicals. Volume 15.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18449

 

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