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Document ID (ISN)49556
CIS number 88-946
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0251-6
Year 1985
Convention or series no. MDHS 48
Title Newspaper print rooms: measurement of total particulates and cyclohexane soluble material in air
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive Sales Point, St Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 2QY, United Kingdom, Aug. 1986. 4p. Illus. 1 ref. Price: GBP 0.50.
Abstract Guidance note on an empirical laboratory method using filters and gravimetric estimation. The smallest quantity of material that may be weighed with this method and with a coefficient of variation of 10% is 50µg. The precision will vary with the balance used and with details of handling procedure. As the determination is gravimetric, any particulate airborne material will contribute to the final figure. Additional information is presented on the properties and occurrence of dust and mists in newspaper print rooms.
Descriptors (primary) printing and duplicating; United Kingdom; determination in air; mists; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; gravimetric sampling; data sheet; description of technique; sampling and analysis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry