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Beryllium sampling methods.

Authors
Donaldson-HM; Stringer-WT
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1980 Feb; 41(2):85-90
NIOSHTIC No.
00092675
Abstract
Three sampling methods for airborne beryllium (7440417) were compared to determine their degree of measurement uniformity. Personal total samples, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) samples for airborne contaminants, and personal respirable samples for dust that reaches the lung were tested. All samples were analyzed by atomic absorption. Statistical analysis indicated that the three methods yeilded different results for samples taken in the same environment and that no reliable relationship existed to permit converison of the results obtained by one method to those obtained by the others. Within the same environment, personal total sampling gave higher results than AEC sampling, which in turn produced higher results than personal respirable sampling. The authors recommend specifying the exact sampling method to be used in measuring compliance to a standard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Primary-metals; Industrial-factory-workers; Airborne-contaminants; Metal-dusts; Sample-collection; Personal-air-sampling; Analytical-methods; Measurement-instrumentation
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
7440-41-7
Publication Date
19800201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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