Twenty-first Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels: Parts A and B (2012)Board on Environmental Science and Toxicology
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AEGLs (acute exposure guideline levels) are guidelines developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for exposure to hazardous chemicals. The guidelines are used by federal, state, and local governments and by the private sector for prevention and emergency-response planning for potential releases of chemicals, either from accidents or as a result of terrorist activities. Part A includes an assessment of EPA’s draft AEGLs documents for the following chemicals: acrylonitrile, allyl alcohol, epichlorohydrin, ethylene chlorohydrin, ethylphosphorodichloridate, hexane, ketene, lewisite, mercaptans, methanesulfonyl chloride, methyl isothiocyanate, monoisocyanates, nitric acid, 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, tear gas, titanium tetrachloride, trimehtylacetyl chloride, and vinyl acetate monomer. Part B covers aliphatic nitriles, benzonitrile, and methacrylonitrile.