Passive sampling in combination with thermal desorption and gas chromatography as a tool for self-assessment of chemical exposure
2002 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, ISSN 1464-0325, E-ISSN 1464-0333, Vol. 4, no 5, 706-710 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Diffusive samplers for monitoring of air quality are user-friendly devices that can normally be operated by the user himself. Hence these samplers are suitable for self-assessment. Practical and work organisational aspects of self-assessment of chemical exposure were studied in different occupational settings. It was found that the diffusive sampler used in these studies, the Perkin-Elmer tube in combination with thermal desorption, worked well for the purpose and could be correctly handled by the individuals using it. The results from self-assessments agreed well with expert measurements carried out by an occupational hygienist. However, in order to obtain a sustainable system of self-assessment strong organizational support is needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002. Vol. 4, no 5, 706-710 p.
Chemical Sciences Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83464DOI: 10.1039/b203307kISI: 000178925800021PubMedID: 12400918OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83464DiVA: diva2:667413