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Document ID (ISN)112361
CIS number 12-0230
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. ND 2346-224-11
Author(s) Oury B.
Title A screening tool for identifying volatile organic compounds in a workplace atmosphere
Original title Le 'screening', un outil pour l'identification des composés organiques volatils dans une atmosphère de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2011, No.224, p.19-27. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access Le_'screening'_un outil_pour_l'identification_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract Evaluating workers' exposure to volatile chemicals at the workplace is an often complex issue. The objective of the method described in this article is to help occupational hygiene specialists identify the substances that are present in workplace atmospheres and to select those that warrant priority evaluation. The proposed technique consists of air sampling through tubes filled with successive layers of adsorbants known for their capacity to capture specific groups of chemicals. Validation was carried out in 23 enterprises.
Descriptors (primary) breathing atmosphere; volatile substances; chemical products; adsorption; sampling and analysis
Descriptors (secondary) adsorption sampling; detector tubes; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation