1,4-Dioxane. Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit

At the request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS), a committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands, recommends health-based occupational exposure limits for airborne substances to which people are exposed in the workplace. These recommendations serve as a basis in setting legally binding occupational exposure limits by the State Secretary. In this report, the Committee considers the implications of exposure to 1,4-dioxane and recommends a health-based occupational exposure limit for this substance of 20 mg/m3 (6 ppm). Occupational exposure to concentrations below this level will prevent health effects.