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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
Butanone (MEK) - urine
Carbon Monoxide - breath
(methylene chloride) - breath
Dimethylacetamide - urine
Glycerol trinitrate (Nitroglycerin) -
MbOCA (2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline) - urine
Mercury - urine
4-Methylpentan-2-one (MIBK) -
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA) - urine
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
(PAHs) - urine
Xylene - urine
In addition to these, 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.
UK Biomonitoring Network
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