|Document ID (ISN)||109044|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Smith P.A., Jackson Lepage C., Harrer K.L., Brochu P.J.
||Hand-held photoionization instruments for quantitative detection of sarin vapor and for rapid qualitative screening of contaminated objects
||Oct. 2007, Vol.4, No.10, p.729-738. Illus. 8 ref.
||Emergency responders and health care personnel may be in contact with patients from an incident involving exposures to hazardous chemicals. Using detectors could avoid additional contamination to workers, other patients, and to the treatment facility and associated equipment. In this study, the operating characteristics of several photoionization detectors (PIDs) were examined using sarin in a laboratory setting. Instrument response factors were calculated for the quantification of airborne sarin, and speed of detector response and recovery were examined with contaminated cloth material. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that within health care settings, hand-held PID instruments could fill an important need as a detector for liquid contamination from extremely dangerous chemicals.
||detection by photoionization; evaluation of equipment; sarin; terrorism; chemical products; sampling and analysis; toxic substances
||reliability; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; description of technique; contamination; determination in air; health care personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts
Violence and terrorism