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Selecting isocyanate sampling and analytical methods.

Authors
Streicher-RP; Reh-CM; Key-Schwartz-R; Schlecht-C; Cassinelli-ME; O'Connor-PF
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2002 Mar; 17(3):157-162
NIOSHTIC No.
20022302
Abstract
Isocyanate-containing compounds are used in the production of a wide variety of surface coatings, polyurethane foams, adhesives, resins, elastomers, binders, and sealants. Examples of potential worker exposures to isocyanates in automobile painting and mining applications are shown in Figure 1. Selecting the most appropriate sampling and analytical methods for isocyanates in a specific workplace environment is difficult for the following reasons: Isocyanates may be in the form of vapors or aerosols of various particle sizes: the species of interest are reactive and, therefore, unstable: pure analytical standars exist only for monomeric isocyanates and low limits of detection are needed.
Keywords
Isocyanates; Sampling; Analytical-methods; Workers; Exposure-levels; Work-environment; Aerosols
Contact
US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20020301
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Ashley-KE
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DART; DSHEFS
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
MA; OH
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