Occupational exposure limits based on biological monitoring: The Japan society for occupational health

K. Omae, T. Takebayashi, H. Sakurai

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The Japan Society for Occupational Health started to recommend an occupational exposure limit based on biological monitoring (OEL-B) in 1993. Up to 1998, OEL-Bs for mercury, lead, hexane and 3,3'-dichloro-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane had been adopted and those for 17 chemical substances (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel, acetone, methanol, benzene, toluene, xylene, styrene, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, N,N-dimethylacetoamide, N,N-dimethylformamide, carbon disulfide, carbon monoxide, and organophospate insecticides) are in preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 1



  • Biological monitoring
  • Japan Society for Occupational Health
  • Occupational exposure limit
  • Reference value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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