Expert Report

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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.

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)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 13 (2013)
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 14 (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)