Air monitoring for toxic exposures /

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Author / Creator:McDermott, Henry J.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:[Hoboken, N.J.] : Wiley-Interscience, c2004.
Description:xii, 688 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Subject:Air -- Pollution -- Measurement.
Biological monitoring.
Air sampling apparatus.
Air -- Pollution -- Measurement.
Air sampling apparatus.
Biological monitoring.
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:Ness, Shirley A. Air monitoring for toxic exposures.
ISBN:0471454354 (cloth)
Notes:Rev. ed. of: Air monitoring for toxic exposures / Shirley A. Ness. c1991.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Spanning the theory and practice of air monitoring, this up-to-date, comprehensive resource (1st ed., 1991, by Shirley A. Ness) will be valuable for the industrial hygienist, emergency responder, and other safety and environmental health professionals. McDermott addresses hazards, standards, exposure assessment, sampling design, monitoring for specific applications (e.g., terrorism, indoor air quality, biological monitoring, surface and bulk sampling), and sampling equipment (including active and passive collection devices, and real-time measurement instruments). Although the book focuses on airborne toxic chemicals, good coverage of bioaerosols, dermal exposures, and radon is provided. The book is unusually comprehensive; it provides information that can aid in the design and implementation of monitoring studies (e.g., protocols and data sheets for instrument calibration and operation) and guidance to interpret results (e.g., standards and guidelines regarding permissible exposures). This book is valuable for professionals working in the field due to its coverage of the latest sampling equipment, including descriptions and evaluations of some of the latest technologies, and applications related to indoor air quality, emergency response, and terrorism. For students and other nontechnical readers, it is highly accessible because of its straightforward organization, well-written text, explanations of sampling and analysis principles, and many illustrations and diagrams. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. S. A. Batterman University of Michigan

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