PUBLIC EMERGENCY LIMITS

The Subcommittee Toxicity of the Dutch Committee for the Prevention of Disasters made recommendations concerning Public Emergency Limits (PEL values) for some chemicals which in case of an emergency may constitute a potential threat to the health of the general population. The philosophy about PEL values and the criteria applied are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the lack of proper basic data and the resulting degree of uncertainty. Tentative PEL values recommended for acetonitrile, acrylonitrile, allyl chloride, ammonia, chlorine, ethylene oxide, and phosgene are given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Balemans, AWM
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM