New trends in the development of occupational exposure limits for airborne chemicals in China.

  title={New trends in the development of occupational exposure limits for airborne chemicals in China.},
  author={You-xin Liang and Zhi Juan Su and Wei-ai Wu and Bo-qin Lu and Wei-zu Fu and Lei Yang and Jin-yu Gu},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  volume={38 2},
Occupational exposure limits (OELs) are well established in many countries, which serve occupational professionals as benchmarks of industrial hygiene practice at workplaces worldwide. Starting in the mid-1950s, the central government of China began promulgating OELs for hazardous substances at workplaces. This paper discusses the historical basis, philosophical principles and schematic protocols of developing and setting OELs in China. The underlying principles include: (1) protection of human… CONTINUE READING


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