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Document ID (ISN)109195
CIS number 09-132
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takada S., Okamoto S., Yamada C., Ukai H., Samoto H., Ohashi F., Ikeda M.
Title Chemical exposures in research laboratories in a university
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.46, No.2, p.166-173. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract Research laboratories in a Japanese university were investigated for airborne levels of organic solvents and specified chemical substances. Repeated surveys revealed that the solvent concentrations were in excess of permissible levels only in a few laboratories and none with regard to specified chemicals. Such conditions were achieved primarily by extensive installation and use of local exhaust systems. The survey further revealed that types of chemicals used in research laboratories were extremely varied but used only in small amounts. Therefore, it appears more appropriate to make personal exposure assessments rather than evaluation of levels in the air of research laboratories.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; Japan; educational institutions; chemical products; exposure evaluation; solvents
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; laboratory work; permissible levels; determination in air; research; sampling and analysis; breathing atmosphere
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Exposure evaluation