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TABLE 9

Effects of Various Concentrations of Arsine on Humans (Henderson and Haggard, 1943)

 

Concentration, ppm

Maximum concentration allowable for prolonged exposure

1

Slight symptoms after exposure of several hours

3–10

Maximum concentration that can be inhaled for 1 hour without serious consequences

6–30

Dangerous after exposure of 30–60 minutes

16–60

Fatal after exposure of 30 minutes

250

TABLE 10

Occupational Exposure Limits for Arsine

Country

Year

MAC

Reference

United States

1974

0.05 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)

Winnell, 1975

W. Germany

1974

0.2 mg/m3

"

E. Germany

1973

0.2 mg/m3

"

Sweden

1975

0.05 mg/m3

"

Czechoslovakia

1969

0.2 mg/m3

"

USSR

1972

0.3 mg/m3 (ceiling value)

"

Italy

1975

0.1 mg/m3

Soc. Ital. Med. Lav., 1975

Japan

1965

0.05 ppm

(0.2 mg/m3)

(Avg. cone. for a working day)

Japan Assoc. Ind. Health, 1971



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