* MAK values (Maximum Concentrations at the Workplace) and BAT values (Biological Tolerance Values) promote the protection of health at the workplace. They are an efficient indicator for the toxic potential of chemical compounds. This book contains a list of scientifically recommended threshold limit values for about 1000 chemical compounds. Carcinogens, germ cell mutagens, embryotoxicants, sensitizing substances and those potentially bearing a risk to pregnancy are treated separately. * Of particular value are the lists of substances which were reviewed in the past 12 months, including substances being examined for the establishment of MAK and BAT values in coming years.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. Through its commissions, the DFG provides scientific advice for politics and administration. The about 100 experts of the internationally acknowledged DFG-Senate Commission on the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area each year compile the List of MAK and BAT Values to reflect the latest scientific knowledge in occupational health and safety.
SIGNIFICANCE, USE AND DERIVATION OF MAK VALUES LIST OF SUBSTANCES CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES SENSITIZING SUBSTANCES AEROSOLS LIMITATION OF EXPOSURE PEAKS PERCUTANEOUS ABSORPTION MAK VALUES AND PREGNANCY GERM CELL MUTAGENS SUBSTANCES REQUIRING SPECIAL CONSIDERATION SIGNIFICANCE AND USE OF BAT VALUES LIST OF SUBSTANCES CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES BLW CAS Number Index CAS numbers of the substances listed in Sections II to XIV and on the yellow pages Members of the Commission and Permanent Guest Contributors Constitution and procedures of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area Substances in the lists of MAK and BAT values reviewed in 2011/2012 Substances being examined for the establishment of MAK and BAT values Procedure of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area for making changes in or additions to the List of MAK and BAT Values