The EC Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits has released evaluations of the toxicity data on the following chemicals (or groups of chemicals), deriving OELs where appropriate:

  • aniline
  • chromium(VI) compounds
  • cumene
  • 1,2-dichloroethane
  • diesel engine exhaust
  • formaldehyde
  • hexachlorobenzene
  • mineral oils used as engine oils
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • phosphoryl trichloride

SCOEL (2016-7). Recommendations from the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits. Reports available via: (click on ‘Published Recommendations and Opinions’ and ‘Consultations, ongoing’).


The above items were taken from the April 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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