Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), also known as butanone and 2-butanone, is a manufactured chemical that is also present in the environment from natural sources (made by some trees and found in some fruits and vegetables in small amounts). The major use of MEK is as a solvent and chemical intermediate. As a solvent, MEK is used in surface coatings, adhesives, inks, traffic making paints, cleaning fluids, and dewaxing agents. It is also used as an extraction solvent in the processing of foodstuffs and food ingredients, for example in fractionation of fats and oils, decaffeination of tea and coffee, and extraction of flavorings. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is also used in cosmetics and flavoring for animal food.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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Affygility Solutions’ OEL Fastrac service is an user-friendly system that enables us to make confident decisions and focus on moving the compound safely through our facility. We can quickly access the database to determine if a new drug is within the OEL Fastrac library, and if so, immediately download a detailed OEL banding report. The OEL Fastrac system has been a helpful tool in our overall EH&S program.