• February 11, 2019
  • ANSES

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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