Advisory report for public review 1,2-Dichloroethane

The Health Council of the Netherlands has published a draft report with a recommendation on a health-based occupational exposure limit. In the draft report, the occupational exposure level of 1,2-dichloroethane is calculated that corresponds with an predefined extra risk of cancer. The draft report is prepared by the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council.

Openbaar conceptrapport over 1,2-Dichloorethaan

The President of the Health Council would like to give you the opportunity to comment on the draft report. The draft is presented to the Working Conditions Committee of the Social Economic Council of the Netherlands, and to experts of employer’s organizations and trade unions. Also other interested parties or persons may comment. Comments may be sent before September 29, 2018 to: Dr. S.R. Vink (, The Health Council of The Netherlands, Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council, PO Box 16052, 2500 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands.

The final document will be presented to the State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment.

All comments received and the response of the Committee will be publicly available on the Health Council’s website from the moment of presentation of the final report.