Acute Exposure Guideline Level (AEGL)

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Guideline intended to describe the risk to humans resulting from once-in-a-lifetime, or rare, exposure to airborne chemicals. Acute exposures are defined as single, non-repetitive exposures for not more than 8 hours.

There are three AEGL values:

AEGL-1: Discomfort, non-disabling.

AEGL-2: Irreversible or other serious, long-lasting effects or impaired ability to escape.

AEGL-3: Life-threatening effects or death.

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