|Document ID (ISN)||106950|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Ungers L.J., Vendrely T.G.
||Comparison of sampling and analytical methods used during the preparation of methyl methacrylate bone cements
||July 2006, Vol.3, No.1, p.351-357. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||methyl methacrylate; determination in air; hospitals
||infrared spectrophotometry; exposure evaluation; health care personnel; detector tubes; flame photometry; description of technique; gas chromatography; sampling and analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services