In April 2013, the Dutch Health Council has published an advise to classify theophylline, prescribed for asthma and other respiratory diseases, and anti-inflammatories triamcinolone and triamcinolone acetonide as “presumed harmful to the unborn child (reproduction toxic category 1B) in occupational exposure. Wether these substances also have adverse effects on fertility remains unsure because the current state of knowledge is inadequate.
Occupational exposure to these substances particularly occurs in pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry.
In an article published in December 2012, the Dutch Health Council describes and underpins levels of air concentrations arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds associated with an additional risk of death from cancer of 4 per 1.000 (28 µg arsenic/m3) and 4 per 100.000 (0,28 µg arsenic/m3) by occupational exposure.
A large measurement study of exposure of operators to benzene and other (organic) solvents.
Client: international tank terminal
Measurements of exposure to dust, quartz, and PAHs during the milling of asphalt, in the current and new approach.
Compared to non-carcinogens, additional regulation exists for the use of carcinogens. The emphasis is on replacing the substance, or when this is unfeasible, on improved registration and monitoring of occupational exposure. These obligations apply to all CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reproductive Toxic).
Monitoring the exposure to Sevoflurane on an outpatient operating room of a regional hospital.
Cross-sectional study of exposure to ethanol in the workplace among workers from several distilleries in the Netherlands. The results are evaluated against the new occupational exposure limit for ethanol.
Client: Productschap Dranken, Commissie Gedestilleerd
Measuring the exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at a waste incineration plant.
Client: Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam
Assessment of the exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at a waste incineration plant with an exposure estimation model.
Read the press release here. In the Netherlands, exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) is being monitored by the Labour Inspectorate for a while. DEE is labeled as carcinogen since several years.