Biological Monitoring Guidance Values
HSE have introduced Biological
Monitoring Guidance Values (BMGVs) into their Guidance
Note EH40 - 'Occupational Exposure Limits'. These values can
be used to help interpret biological monitoring results in terms of
exposure. Each value has an information sheet outlining the
monitoring method and other details.
Click below to access these information sheets.
In addition to these, we also use other sources to help
interpret results including
BEIs from ACGIH in the United States and
BATs from DFG in Germany. The EU also recommends biological
monitoring guidance values through its Scientific Committee on
Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL). These are either BLVs
(health-based guidance values) or BGVs (population reference
ranges), depending on the available data. The current list is
available here. ECHA's
Committee for Risk Assessment has also
adopted opinions on several substances including acrylamide,
arsenic, benzene, MbOCA and nickel.
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