NIOSH to Reevaluate Recommended Exposure Limit for Inorganic Lead
A new request for information issued on Aug. 21 by NIOSH announces the agency’s intent to establish an updated recommended exposure limit for inorganic lead. The current REL for inorganic lead, adopted in 2007, is 50 µg/m3 as a time-weighted average concentration for an 8-hour work shift during a 40-hour work week. NIOSH also intends to develop updated recommendations on the potential health risks, medical surveillance, and recommended measures for the safe handling of inorganic lead. The RFI is part of NIOSH’s effort to identify RELs that may not be adequate to protect workers from adverse health effects due to exposure.
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The RFI is part of NIOSH’s effort to identify RELs that may not be adequate to protect workers from adverse health effects due to exposure.