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This book provides practical procedures for performing air sampling, collecting biological samples, evaluating dermal exposures, and determining the advantages and limitations of a given air monitoring method. This information is valuable to Industrial Hygienists, safety professionals, environmental specialists, chemists and others involved in measuring airborne exposures to potentially harmful exposures to people from hazardous materials, including chemicals, radon and bioaerosols.
Preface.PART I: BACKGROUND CONCEPTS FOR AIR MONITORING.1. Air Monitoring review.2. Hazards.3. Exposure Assessment Strategy and Monitoring Plan.4. Air Monitoring at Emergencies Including Terrorism Events.PART II: SAMPLE COLLECTION DEVICE METHODS FOR CHEMICALS. 5. Introduction to Monitoring Using Sample Collection Devices.6. Sample Collection Device Methods for Gases and Vapors.7. Sample Collection Device Methods for Aerosols.8. Concurrent Sampling for Vapors and Aerosols.PART III: REAL-TIME MGEASUREMENT INSTRUEMENTS. 9. Introduction to Monitoring Using Real-Time Methods.10. Instrument with Sensors for Specific Chemicals.11. General Survey Instruments for Gases and Vapors.12. Instruments for Multiple Specific Gases and Vapors: GC, GC/MS, and IR.13. Colorimetric Systems for Gas and Vapor Sampling.14. Real-Time Sampling Methods for Aerosols.PART IV: MINITORING FOR AIRBORNE AGENTS OTHER THAN CHEMICALS. 15. Radon Measurements.16. Sampling for Bioaerosols.PART V: SPECIFIC SAMPLING APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.17. Specific Sampling Situations.18. Biological Monitoring.19. Surface Sampling Methods.20. Bulk Sampling Methods.Appendix A: Air Sampling Procedures.Appendix B: Gas and Vapor Calibrations.Appendix C: Field Calibration of Gas and Vapor Sensors.Appendix D: Chemical-Specific Guidelines for Air Sampling and Analysis.Index.
HENRY J. McDERMOTT is President and Principal Scientist for H. J. McDermott, Inc., which provides professional consulting services in the general area of occupational safety and health, with emphasis in improving safety, health, and environmental performance; risk-based preventive programs; emergency response; ventilation; litigation support; increasing safety; and health staff efficiency and impact.
...this up-to-date, comprehensive resource will be valuable for the industrial hygienist, emergency responder, and other safety and environmental health professional. (CHOICE, April 2005) "The book should be in the library of every emergency response team as well as conventional sampling groups." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, March 2005) "This second edition offers ready-to-use information for measuring a wide variety of airborne hazardous materials..." (CAB Abstracts, 2005) "...the advances of sampling technology has greatly advanced and this text addresses them." (Industrial Hygiene News, January 2005) "This work is highly recommended for academic, special, and industry libraries serving...all air sampling professionals who perform air monitoring..." (E-STREAMS, February 2005)