Mineral wool

RTECS #
PY8070000
CAS #

See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Updated
March 2018
Molecular Weight
N/R
Molecular Formula
N/R
Synonyms
Glass wool fibers (ACGIH)
Mineral or rock wool (ACGIH)
Mineral wool (ACGIH)
Rock wool (ACGIH)
Slag wool fibers (ACGIH)

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 1 f/cubic centimeter (resp fibers)DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Confirmed animal carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 1 f/cc, MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 1 f/cc, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 1 f/cc, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-JAPANOccupational Exposure Limit 1 fcc, 2B carc, MAY2012
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 1 f/cc, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 2 fiber/cm3 (respirable dust), 2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO MINERAL WOOL-air3 million fb/m3NIOSH* DHHS#92-100,1992

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
NTP 14th Report on Carcinogens,2016:Reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogen
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