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.
Language:English
Subject:Air -- Pollution -- Measurement.
Biological monitoring.
Air sampling apparatus.
Air -- Pollution -- Measurement.
Air sampling apparatus.
Biological monitoring.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5368262
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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.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Part I. Background concepts for Air Monitoring
  • 1. Air Monitoring Review
  • Air Sampling in Perspective
  • Air Sampling Strategy and Plan
  • Types of Air Monitoring
  • Air Sampling Techniques
  • Sample Collection Devices
  • Direct-Reading Devices
  • Monitoring Records
  • Summary
  • References
  • 2. Hazards
  • Contaminants
  • Toxic Effects
  • Warning Signs
  • Standards and Guidelines for Air Sampling
  • Exposure Controls
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3. Exposure Assessment Strategy and Monitoring Plan
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Performing an Exposure Assessment
  • Exposure Monitoring Plan
  • Summary
  • References
  • 4. Air Monitoring at Emergencies Including Terrorism Events
  • Reasons for Air Sampling
  • Terrorism Agents
  • Identifying a Terrorism Event
  • Planning for Emergencies and Terrorism Events
  • Air Sampling for Chemical Agents
  • Air Sampling for Biological Agents
  • Air Sampling for Radiological Hazards
  • Summary
  • References
  • Part II. Sample Collection Device Methods for Chemicals
  • 5. Introduction to Monitoring Using Sample Collection Devices
  • Review of the Metric System
  • Method Selection
  • Pumps and Other Sampling Equipment
  • Understanding the Critical Orifice
  • Calibration Devices
  • Calibration Procedures
  • Sample Identification and Chain of Custody
  • Documenting Exposure Monitoring
  • Performing the Exposure Monitoring
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Voiding Samples
  • Examples: Calculating Air Monitoring Results
  • Comparing Results to Exposure Limits
  • Summary
  • References
  • 6. Sample Collection Device Methods for Gases and Vapors
  • Active Sample Collection Device Monitoring
  • Passive Collectors for Gases and Vapors
  • Summary
  • References
  • 7. Sample Collection Device Methods for Aerosols
  • Characterizing Aerosols
  • Aerosol Collection Mechanisms
  • Potential Problems
  • Total Aerosol Samplers
  • Particle Size-Selective Sampling
  • Size-Selective Sampling Devices
  • Sampling for Specific Aerosols
  • Summary
  • References
  • 8. Concurrent Sampling for Vapors and Aerosols
  • Collection Methods for Semivolatile Compounds
  • Collection of Multiple Species: Arsenic
  • Combustion Processes: Cigarette Smoke Collection
  • Collection of Mixture
  • References
  • Part III. Real-Time Measurement Instruments
  • 9. Introduction to Monitoring Using Real-Time Methods
  • Direct-Reading Instruments
  • Colorimetric Systems
  • Summary
  • References
  • 10. Instruments with Sensors for Specific Chemicals
  • Calibration
  • Electrochemical Sensors
  • Metal Oxide Sensors
  • Other Detection Principles
  • Specific Chemicals
  • Summary
  • References
  • 11. General Survey Instruments for Gases and Vapors
  • Measurement of Explosive Atmospheres: Combustible Gas Indicators
  • Interpretation of Measurements of Explosive Atmospheres
  • Monitoring for Health Hazard Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds: FIDs and PIDs
  • Comparison of FID and PID for General Survey Use
  • Interpretation of General Survey Measurements for Health Hazards
  • Summary
  • References
  • 12. Instruments for Multiple Specific Gases and Vapors: GC, GC/MS, and IR
  • Portable Gas Chromatographs (GCs)
  • Infrared (IR) Spectrophotometers
  • Summary
  • References
  • 13. Colorimetric Systems for Gas and Vapor Sampling
  • Detector Tubes
  • Long-Term Colorimetric Tubes and Badges
  • Colorimetric Electronic Instruments
  • Summary
  • References
  • 14. Real-Time Sampling Methods for Aerosols
  • Light-Scattering Monitors
  • Particle Mass Measurements with the Piezobalance
  • Summary
  • References
  • Part IV. Monitoring for Airborne Agents Other Than Chemicals
  • 15. Radon Measurements
  • Collection Methods for Radon and Its Progeny in Air
  • Collection Method for Radon in Water
  • Interpretation of Radon Measurements
  • Performing Follow-Up Measurements (After Screening)
  • Summary
  • References
  • 16. Sampling for Bioaerosols
  • Bacteria
  • Fungus and Molds
  • Viruses
  • Other Microorganisms
  • Sampling Methods and Strategies
  • Direct-Reading Instruments for Bioaerosols
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Summary
  • References
  • Part V. Specific Sampling Applications and Supplementary Information
  • 17. Specific Sampling Situations
  • Confined Spaces
  • Indoor Air Quality Investigations
  • Leak Testing: Fugitive Emissions Monitoring
  • Welding Fumes
  • Carbon Monoxide from Forklifts
  • Multiple Solvents in Printing Ink Manufacture
  • Summary
  • References
  • 18. Biological Monitoring
  • Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Biomonitoring
  • Method Selection
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Summary
  • References
  • 19. Surface Sampling Methods
  • Wipe Sampling
  • Other Surface Sampling Methods
  • Methods that Directly Assess Worker Exposure
  • Evaluating Sample Results
  • Summary
  • References
  • 20. Bulk Sampling Methods
  • Purpose
  • Sample Collection Strategies
  • Containers and Shipping
  • Personal Protection
  • Bulk Air Samples
  • Bulk Samples of Solid or Liquid Chemicals
  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Sampling
  • Summary
  • References
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A. Air Sampling Procedures
  • Dusts, Mists, and Fumes
  • Asbestos Fibers
  • Active Sampling for Organic Vapors: Adsorption Tubes
  • Gases and Vapors: Bubblers and Impingers
  • Passive Sampling for Organic Vapors: Badges or Dosimeters
  • Respirable Dust Using a Cyclone
  • Silica
  • Total Dust
  • Gasoline and Light Hydrocarbons
  • Welding Fumes
  • Benzene
  • Appendix B. Gas and Vapor Calibrations
  • Premixed Gases and Vapors in Cylinders
  • Static Calibration Mixtures
  • Gas Permeation Tubes
  • References
  • Appendix C. Field Calibration of Gas and Vapor Sensors
  • Step 1. Setting the "Zero" Reading
  • Step 2. Span Calibration
  • Some Calibration Tools
  • Calibrating Liquid Chemical Mixtures
  • Appendix D. Chemical-Specific Guidelines for Air Sampling and Analysis
  • Index