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Environmental Sampling for Unknowns

Handbook / Manual
A "cookbook" approach that provides step-by-step guidance for even the most complicated sampling tasks
Sampling strategies
Sampling and analysis protocols
An extensive glossary and symptom index
Interpretation methods
150 charts, tables, photographs, and drawings
Information for purchasing equipment

By: Kathleen Hess-Kosa (Author)

320 pages, Photos & illus, figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #64753 | ISBN: 1566701716
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About this book

Environmental Sampling for Unknowns covers modern approaches to indoor and outdoor environmental sampling, with an emphasis on identifying unknown substances.


Contents

THE SEA OF UNKNOWNS
Waste Hazard Characterization and Bulk Identification
Hazardous Waste Background
Unknown Waste Fingerprinting
Unknown Gases
Allergens
Indoor Air Quality
Air Pollution

ALLERGENICITY, PLANT POLLEN, AND MOLD SPORES
Allergenic Mechanism
Allergy-Related Symptoms
Allergic Rhinitis
Sinus Headache
Allergic Asthma
Allergic Dermatitis
Others
Plant Pollen and Microbial Spores
Strategic Approaches to Air Sample Collection
Air Sampling Methodologies
Analytical Protocols
Interpretation of Results

VIABLE MICROBIAL ALLERGENS
Types of Viable Allergenic Microbes
Fungi
Air Sampling Methodologies
Recommended by ACGIH for Indoor Air Quality Studies
Recommended by a Commercial Microbiological Laboratory
Special Comments and Considerations
Interpretation of Results
1989 ACGIH Recommendations
Other Perspectives for Consideration

AIRBORNE PATHOGENS/MICROBIAL TOXINS
Airborne Pathogenic Fungi
Disease and Occurrence of Major Pathogenic Fungi
Sampling and Analytical Methodologies
Interpretation of Results
Limitations
Mycotoxins
Disease and Occurrence
Sampling and Analytical Methodologies for Mycotoxins
Interpretation of Results
Limitations
Airborne Pathogenic Bacteria
Pathogenic Legionella
Other Pathogenic Bacteria
Sampling and Analytical Methodologies
Interpretation of Results
Limitations
Bacterial Endotoxins
Sampling and Analytical Methodologies
Interpretation of Results
Limitations
Pathogenic Protozoa
Sampling and Analytical Methodologies
Interpretation of Results
Limitations
Viruses
Diagnostic Sampling Methodologies

ANIMAL ALLERGENIC DUST
Animal Allergens
Mites/Spiders
Book Lice
Cockroaches and Other Insects
Domestic Animals
Rodents
Farm Animals
Other Animals
Occurrence of Animal Allergens
Sampling Strategy
Screening for Rodents
Sampling Procedures
Analytical Methods
Human Testing
Allergenic Dust Testing
Interpretation of Results
Other Types of Allergenic Substances

RAPID MICROBIAL FINGERPRINTING
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Uses for the PCR Process
Sampling Methods
Commercial Laboratories
Interpretation of Results
Bacterial Identification
Uses for the MIS
Sampling Methodology
Analytical Methodology
Commercial Laboratories
Interpretation of Results

FORENSICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DUST
Environmental Uses for Forensic Microscopy
Environmental Pollution
Indoor Air Quality
Sampling Methodologies
Settled Surface Dust
Airborne Dust Sampling
Bulk Sampling
Textile/Carpet Sampling
Soil Sampling
Analytical Procedures
Visible Light Microscope Analysis
Specialized Microscopic Techniques
X-Ray Diffraction
Scanning Electron Microscope
Transmission Electron Microscope
Electron Microprobe Analyzer
Ion Microprobe Analyzer
Commercial Laboratories

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Published Sampling and Analytical Methods
Sampling Strategy
Screening Procedures
Sampling Methodologies for Screening
Analytical Methodologies for Screening
Solid Sorbent Sampling
Solid Sorbent Characteristics
Analytical Methodology
Bulk Air Sampling
Sampling Methodologies
Analytical Methods
Bulk Sampling
Interpretation of Results

CARCINOGENS/MUTAGENS
Overview of Mutagenicity Tests
Environmental Uses for Mutagenicity Tests
Sampling Methodologies
Analytical Methodology
Interpretation of Results

PRODUCT EMISSIONS
Uses for Product Emissions Testing
Measuring Units and Examples
Sampling Methodologies
Analytical Methodology
Interpretation of Results
Each chapter also includes a list of References


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