Both the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and EPA regulate dimethylformamide, a hazard to human and environmental health.
- The OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) for an eight-hour workshift for dimethylformamide is 10 parts per million (ppm).
The U.S. EPA regulates dimethylformamide under the authority of three environmental statutes. Under the:
- Clean Air Act, dimethylformamide is a "hazardous air pollutant."
- Comprehensive Environmental Responsibility, Compensation and Liability Act (popularly known as Superfund), DMF is a "hazardous substance."
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program, all large quantity users of dimethylformamide must submit data on DMF releases and transfers.
EDF, 1999, "Chemical Profile for N,N-Dimethylformamide"; and the New Jersey
Department of Health and Senior Service, 1996, "Hazardous Substance Fact
Sheet: Dimethylformamide" (see endnote #1 for full citations).