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Study protocol: control of anesthetic gases in dental operatories.

Authors
McGlothlin-JD; Jensen-PA; Todd-WF; Fischbach-TJ
Source
NIOSH 1988 Mar; :1-67
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00221252
Abstract
An experimental design was developed to provide information which could be used to achieve airborne nitrous-oxide (10024972) (N2O) exposures for dental personnel of less than 25 parts per million as a time weighted average per dental procedure. The activities of various federal, professional and trade associations related to the dental field were noted. The physical properties of N2O were reviewed, along with systemic effects, human reproductive effects, animal studies, carcinogenicity, liver and kidney effects, and central nervous system effects. The concentrations of N2O in dental operatories measured during NIOSH hazard evaluation and technical assistance studies were considered, and the sources and distribution of N2O in dental suites were discussed. Principles of controlling the exposures were discussed, including the use of scavenging machines and proper ventilation systems.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Dentistry; Air-quality-control; Air-quality-monitoring; Indoor-air-pollution; Toxic-effects; Nitrogen-oxides; Control-technology; Ventilation-systems; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
10024-97-2
Publication Date
19880323
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-218468
NTIS Price
A05
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
Engineering Control Technology Branch, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 67 pages, 63 references
State
OH
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