Data on exposures by substances

On this page you will find useful publications on exposure data sorted alphabetically by substance (with CAS No.). The language of a publication is obvious from its title. DGUV and IFA publications can be ordered via the publications database. Some reports are also available for download.

Measurements of the hazardous substances listed below were performed within the quality controlled Measurement system for exposure assessment of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions (MGU). Measured values along with workplace and exposur data are stored in IFA's exposure database MEGA and were selected and statistically evaluated by special software (MEGAPro).

A B C D E F H I L M N O P Q S T V to Z

Acetone 67-64-1
Acetonitrile 75-05-8
Acrylamide 79-06-1
Acrylic aldehyde 107-02-8
Acrylonitrile 107-13-1
Aniline 62-53-3
Asbestos: see Fibres
Benzene 71-43-2
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 117-81-7
Boron 7440-42-8 and its compounds
1,3-Butadiene 106-99-0
Butanone 78-93-3
2-Butanone oxime 96-29-7
2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol 112-34-5
Butyl acetate: n-Butyl 123-86-4; sec-Butyl 105-46-4; tert-Butyl 540-88-5; iso-Butyl 110-19-0
Cadmium 7440-43-9 and its compounds
Camphor 76-22-2
Carbon disulphide 75-15-10
Carbon monoxide 630-08-0
Chlorine 7782-50-5
Chromium(VI) compounds Chromium(VI) ion 18540-29-9
Cobalt 7440-48-4 and its compounds
Cresols 1319-77-3
Cyclohexane 110-82-7
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane 541-02-6
4,4'-Diaminodiphenylmethane 101-77-9
Dibutyl phthalate 84-74-2
1,4-Dichlorobenzene 106-46-7
Dichloromethane 75-09-2
Diethanolamine 111-42-2
Diethylene glycol 111-46-6
Dimethyl sulfate 77-78-1
Dioxane 123-91-1
Diphenylmethane-2,4'-diisocyanate, 2,4-MDI 5873-54-1
Diphenylmethane-4,4'-diisocyanate, 4,4'-MDI 101-68-8
1,2-Epoxypropane 75-56-9
Ethanol 64-17-5
2-Ethoxyethanol 110-80-5
2-Ethoxyethyl acetate 115-16-9
Ethyl acetate 141-78-6
Ethylbenzene 100-41-4
Formaldehyde 50-00-0
2-Furylmethanal 98-01-1
n-Heptane 142-82-5
Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane 541-05-9
n-Hexane 110-54-3
2-Hexanone 591-78-6
Hydrogen peroxide 7722-84-1
Iron 7439-89-6 and its compounds
Isopropylbenzene 98-82-8
Manganese 7439-96-5 and its compounds
  • van Thriel, C.; Quetscher, C.; Pesch, B.; Lotz, A.; Lehnert, M.; M.; Casjens, S.; Weiss, T.; Van Gelder, R.; Pitzke, K.; Brüning, T.; Beste, C.: Are multitasking abilities impaired in welders exposed to manganese? Translating cognitive neuroscience to neurotoxicology. Archive of Toxicology 91 (2017), Nr. 8, pp. 2865-2877
  • Kendzia, B.; Van Gelder, R.; Schwank, T.; Hagemann, C.; Zschiesche, W.; Behrens, T.; Weiss, T.; Brüning, T.; Pesch, B.: Occupational Exposure to Inhalable Manganese at German Workplaces. Annals of Work Exposures and Health 61 (2017) Nr. 9, pp. 1108-1117
  • Pesch, B.; Casjens, S.; Weiss, T.; Kendzia, B.; Arendt, M.; Eisele, L.; Behrens, T.; Ulrich, N.; Pundt, N.; Marr, A.; Robens, S.; van Thriel, C.; Van Gelder, R.; Aschner, M.; Moebus, S.; Dragano, N.; Brüning, T.; Jöckel, K.H.: Occupational Exposure to Manganese and Fine Motor Skills in Elderly Men: Results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Annals of Work Exposures and Health 61 (2017) Nr. 9, pp. 1118-1131
  • Kendzia, B.; Pesch, B.; Casjens, S.; Weiss, T.; Behrens, T.; Arendt, M.; Marr, A.; Van Gelder, R.; Dragano, N.; Jöckel, K.H.; Brüning, T.: Estimation of cumulative exposure to manganese using the exposure database MEGA and occupational histories of male participants of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study (PDF, 285 kB, non-accessible) . 9th International Symposium on Modern Principles of Air Monitoring and Biomonitoring (AIRMON 2017) in Dresden - Poster
  • Casjens, S.; Pesch, B.; Robens, S.; Kendzia, B.; Behrens, T.; Weiss, T.; Ulrich, N.; Arendt, M.; Eisele, L.; Pundt, N.; Marr, A. ; van Thriel, C.; Van Gelder, R.; Aschner, M.; Moebus, S.; Dragano, N.; Jöckel, K.H.; Brüning, T.: Associations between former exposure to manganese and olfaction in an elderly population: Results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study (PDF, 323 kB, non-accessible) . NeuroToxicology 58 (2017) S. 58-65
  • Raulf, M.; Weiss, T.; Lotz, A.; Lehnert, M.; Hoffmeyer, F.; Liebers, V.; Van Gelder, R.; Käfferlein, H. U.; Hartwig, A.; Pesch, B.; Brüning, T.: Analysis of inflammatory markers and metals in nasal lavage fluid of welders. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 79 (2016) , pp.1144-1157.
  • Lehnert, M.; Weiß, T.; Pesch, B.; Lotz, A.; Zilch-Schöneweis, S.; Heinze, E.; Van Gelder, R.; Hahn, J.U.; Brüning, T.: Reduction in welding fume and metal exposure of stainless steel welders: an example from the WELDOX study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 87 (2014) Nr. 5, pp. 483-492
  • Pesch, B. et al.: Levels and predictors of airborne and internal exposure to manganese and iron among welders. J. Expo. Sci. Environ. Epidemiol. 22 (2012) pp. 291-298
  • Pesch, B.; Weiß, T.; Kendzia, B.; Henry, J.; Lehnert, M.; Lotz, A.; Van Gelder, R.; Berges, M.; Hahn, J.U.; Käfferlein, H.U.; Brüning, T.:
    Airborne and Systemic Exposure to Manganese and Iron among Welders (PDF, 196 KB). 22th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), 7.-9. September 2011, Oxford/Great Britain - Poster
  • Exposure to manganese in Germany: Aspects of toxicity, measurements and prevention. Trace elements in medicine (2003) No. 1, pp. 13-18
Mercury 7439-97-6 and its compounds
Methanol 67-56-1
2-Methoxyethanol 109-86-4
2-Methoxyethyl acetate 110-49-6
2-Methoxy-1-methylethyl acetate 108-65-6
Methyl acetate 79-20-9
Methyl methacrylate 80-62-6
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (vapour) 872-50-4
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA) 101-77-9
Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate cf. Diphenylmethane diisocyanate
Molybdenum 7439-98-7 and its compounds
Naphthalene 91-20-3
Nickel 7440-02-0 and its compounds
Nitrobenzene 98-95-3
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane 556-67-2
Organic solvents
  • Occupational Disease Report 2/2007e: BK 1317*
  • Schneider, K.; Oltmanns, J.; Van Gelder, R.; Gebel, T.: Suitability of the limit dose in evaluating reproductive toxicity of substances and preparations. International Journal of Toxicology 26 (2007), pp. 183-195
n-Pentane 109-66-0
Phenol 108-95-2
1-Propanol 71-23-8
Quartz 14808-60-7
Tetrachloroethene 127-18-4
Tetrahydrofuran 109-99-9
Toluene 108-88-3
Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) 2,6-TDI 91-08-7 and 2,4-TDI 584-84-9
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 71-55-6
Trichloroethene 79-01-6
Trichloromethane 67-66-3
Tri-m-cresyl phosphate, 563-04-2
Tri-o-cresyl phosphate, 78-30-8
Tri-p-cresyl phosphate, 78-32-0
V to Z
Vinyl acetate 108-05-4
Welding fumes
Xylene 1330-20-7
Zinc 7440-66-6 and its compounds
Zinc oxide fumes 1314-13-2 (Zinc oxide)

* New exposition data are available in the German report BK 1/2018