Assessment of health effects and methods for the measurement of exposure levels in workplace atmospheres for cyanogen chloride
Document: Assessment of health effects and methods for the measurement of exposure levels in workplace atmospheres for cyanogen chloride
Presentation of the issue - On 12 June 2007, AFSSET, which became ANSES in July 2010, received a formal request from
the Directorate General for Labour to conduct the expert appraisal work required for establishing
recommendations on measures to be taken in the event of specific exposure profiles such as
those with peaks.
In 2010, ANSES published a report that recommended studying the 36 substances in France
with a short-term exposure limit but no time-weighted average (TWA) to recommend health
values taken from the most recent scientific literature (ANSES, 2010).
France currently has a 15-minute exposure limit value for cyanogen chloride of 0.6 mg.m-3 (0.3
ppm). This value was set in a Circular of 13 May 1987 of the Ministry of Labour.
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