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Document ID (ISN)106950
CIS number 07-872
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ungers L.J., Vendrely T.G.
Title Comparison of sampling and analytical methods used during the preparation of methyl methacrylate bone cements
Bibliographic information July 2006, Vol.3, No.1, p.351-357. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Surgeons, surgical nurses, and other operating room staff are exposed to airborne concentrations of methyl methacrylate during the preparation of orthopaedic bone cement. This study compares the reliability of sampling and analysis methods used to measure methyl methacrylate in this work environment. It is concluded that assessments using photo-acoustic infrared spectrometry and solid sorbent, gas chromatography with flame ionization detection may be relied on, but the detector tube method underreports actual exposures. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) methyl methacrylate; determination in air; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) infrared spectrophotometry; exposure evaluation; health care personnel; detector tubes; flame photometry; 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) Acrylates
Health care services