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Azathioprine: Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values

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20 December 1999

On request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS), a committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands, estimates the additional cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to substances that have been classified by the European Union or the DECOS as genotoxic carcinogen. In this report the committee presents such estimates for azathioprine. It has used the method described in the report ’Calculating cancer risks due to occupational exposure to genotoxic carcinogens’ (1995/06WGD) (Hea95).

The committee estimated that the additional lifetime cancer risk for azathioprine amounts to:

*4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.005 mg/m3
*4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.5 mg/m3

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GBBS (OSH)

This publication may be cited as follows

Health Council of the Netherlands: Azathioprine: Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 1999; publication no.1999/04OSH. ISBN  90-5549-290-6

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