short-term exposure limit


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short-term exposure limit

[¦shȯrt ¦tərm ik′spō·zhər ‚lim·ət]
(physiology)
The maximum amount of harmful gas or dust to which a person may be exposed for a brief period (usually 15 minutes) without being physically harmed. Abbreviated STEL.
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9 parts per million (ppm), three times the occupational short-term exposure limit.
Santa Clarita had a record smoggy season last year, with 25 days exceeding the short-term exposure limit.
The final standard, which is expected to prevent at least 79 cancer deaths over a 45-year working lifetime, also includes a 15-minute short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 5 ppm and an action level of 0.
The CEL is the lowest of the short-term exposure limit (STEL) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), 2X the ACGIH threshold limit value (TLV), or 1% of the [LC.

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