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Tests monitor carcinogenic aromatic amines, aid in work decontamination.
Weeks RW Jr.; Dean BJ; Yasuda SK
Occup Health Saf 1977 Apr; 46(2):19-23
Chemical spot tests for aromatic amines are described, which are used to monitor working areas, and aid decontamination. Chromogenic and fluorogenic tests are described; they are used in conjunction, because of sensitivity effects. The reagents used are o- phthalaldehyde, fluorescamine and Erlich's reagent. For fluorescence testing a portable kit was assembled, containing the necessary reagents and materials. Once contamination has been established, decontamination processes are followed. For the carcinogenic aromatic amines under discussion physical and chemical means are used, vacuum cleaning and scrubbing with a methanolic hydrochloric-acid solution with surfactant. Suggestions are made for working surfaces and washing facilities.
IOHSA5; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Carcinogens; Aromatic-compounds; Pollution; Chemical-reactions; Monitoring; Monitors; Analytical-methods; Colorimetry; Safety-measures; Work-sites; Environment
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Occupational Health and Safety
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