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Protective Action Criteria: a review of their derivation, use, advantages and limitations

Description

Protective Action Criteria (PACs) are exposure guidelines used during chemical emergencies to help protect the public from health effects of short-term exposures to hazardous chemicals in the air. PACs are used by government agencies and the private sector to evaluate the potential impact of a one-time rare exposure to a chemical. Alberta Health conducted a review and prepared a report to provide background information for health professionals who may use protective action criteria. The main objectives of this report are to provide background information on PACs, present a summary of real-world usage of PACs, and discuss the advantages and limitations associated with these guidelines.

Tags
AEGLs Acute Exposure Guideline Levels ERPGs Emergency Response Planning Guidelines PACs Protective Action Criteria TEELs Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits chemical emergencies chemical hazards emergency exposure guidelines emergency planning

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

42 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Contributor

LeBlanc, Adrienne

Contributor

Turtiak, Merry

Contributor

Schiewe, Brendan

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-01-01

Date Added

2017-01-25T20:33:47.462054

Date Modified

2017-01-01

Date Issued

2017-01-01

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460131213

ISBN (print)

9781460131206

NEOS catalogue key

7813599

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health

Contact Other

Health Protection Branch Public Health and Compliance Alberta Health 23rd Floor, ATB Place North 10025 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1S6 Canada Facsimile: 780-427-1470 Telephone: 780-427-4518 in Edmonton or to be connected toll-free inside Alberta, dial 310-0000