Expert Report

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At the request of the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Research Council has reviewed the relevant scientific literature compiled by an expert panel and established Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for several chemicals. AEGLs represent exposure levels below which adverse health effects are not likely to occur and are useful in responding to emergencies, such as accidental or intentional chemical releases in community, workplace, transportation, and military settings, and for the remediation of contaminated sites. Three AEGLs are approved for each chemical, representing exposure levels that result in: 1) notable but reversible discomfort; 2) long-lasting health effects; and 3) life-threatening health impacts. This volume in the series includes AEGLs for Agent BZ (3-quinuclidinyl benzilate), ethyl phosphorodichloridate, n-hexane, methanesulfonyl chloride, nitric acid, propargyl alcohol, and vinyl acetate.

About this Report

Primary Board:

Board on Environmental Science and Toxicology

Sponsor(s):

U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Other Report(s) in this series:

Twelfth Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2005)
Thirteenth Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2005)
Fourteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2006)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 5 (2007)
Acute Exposure Guidelines Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Volume 6 (2008)
Sixteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2009)
Seventeenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2010)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 8 (2009)
Eighteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (2010)
Nineteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels: Part A (2011)
Nineteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels: Part B (2011)
Twentieth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels: Parts A and B (2011)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 10 (2011)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 11 (2012)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 12 (2012)
Twenty-first Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels: Parts A and B (2012)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 13 (2013)
Twenty-second Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Gudeline Levels (2013)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 15 (2013)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 18