At the request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS) of the Health Council of the Netherlands recommends health-based occupational exposure limits for the concentrations of toxic substances in air at the workplace. The recommendations of the committee constitute the first step in a three-step procedure that leads to legally binding limit values.
In the present report the committee discusses the consequences of occupational exposure to airborne endotoxin and presents a health-based occupational exposure limit. The committee’s conclusions are based on scientific publications prior to April 1998.