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Table 1 Standards for occupational exposure to PAHs

From: The standards for recognition of occupational cancers related with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Korea

  PAHs Exposure limit  
OSHA CTPVs 0.2 mg/m3 PEL TWA
  COEs 0.15 mg/m3 PEL TWA
NIOSH CTPVs 0.2 mg/m3 REL TWA
ACGIH CTPVs 0.2 mg/m3 TLV TWA
MOEL (Korea) CTPVs 0.2 mg/m3 TWA
  Naphthalene 50 mg/m3 TWA
   75 mg/m3 STEL
  1. OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration; NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist; MOEL Ministry of Employment and Labor; CTPVs Coal tar pitch volatiles; COEs Coke oven emissions; PEL Permissible exposure limits; TWA 8 h time-weighted average; TLV Threshold limit value; STEL Short-term exposure limits