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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Benzyl Chloride
  • Published Date:
    August 1978
  • Status:
Filetype[PDF - 1.88 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    This report presents the criteria and the recommended standard that were prepared to meet the need for preventing disease or injury arising from occupational exposure to benzyl chloride. The proposed standard applies to the manufacturing, processing, storage, and use of benzyl chloride or to other sources of exposure. It is intended to: (1) protect against the development of short- and long-term adverse systemic effects; (2) protect against local effects on the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes; (3) be measurable by techniques that are valid, reproducible, and available to industry and government agencies; and (4) be attainable with existing technology. The development of these criteria for the recommended standard has demonstrated a need for further research in the following areas: (1) epidemiologic studies of the long-term health effects of exposure to benzyl chloride at concentrations bracketing the environmental limit: (2) animal studies designed to determine the cumulative effects from dermal contact with or inhalation of benzyl chloride; and (3) well-designed animal studies to investigate any carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, or reproductive effects produced by inhalation of, or dermal contact with, benzyl chloride.

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