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Document ID (ISN)74551
CIS number 00-454
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pendergrass S.M.
Title Determination of glycols in air: Development of sampling and analytical methodology and application to theatrical smokes
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1999, Vol.60, No.4, p.452-457. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 00_454.pdf [in English]
Abstract Glycol-based fluids are used in the production of theatrical smokes in theatres, concerts and other stage productions. The fluids are heated and dispersed in aerosol form to create the effect of a smoke, mist or fog. There have been reports of adverse health effects such as respiratory irritation, chest tightness, shortness of breath, asthma and skin rashes. In order to assess workplace exposures, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration versatile sampler tube was selected for the collection of various glycol aerosols. Limits of detection of the glycol analytes ranged from 7 to 16µg/sample. Desorption efficiencies for all glycol compounds were determined over the range of study and averaged greater than 90%. Storage stability results were acceptable after 28 days for all analytes except ethylene glycol, which was stable at ambient temperature for 14 days. Based on the results of this study, the new glycol method was published in the NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods.
Descriptors (primary) aliphatic diols; determination in air; smoke; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) diethylene glycol; triethylene glycol; ethylene glycol; propylene glycol; description of technique; gas chromatography; sampling and analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glycols
Alcohols