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Tests monitor carcinogenic aromatic amines, aid in work decontamination.

Authors
Weeks-RW Jr.; Dean-BJ; Yasuda-SK
Source
Occup Health Saf 1977 Apr; 46(2):19-23
NIOSHTIC No.
00071445
Abstract
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.
Keywords
IOHSA5; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Carcinogens; Aromatic-compounds; Pollution; Chemical-reactions; Monitoring; Monitors; Analytical-methods; Colorimetry; Safety-measures; Work-sites; Environment
CODEN
OHSADQ
Publication Date
19770401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1977
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0362-4064
Source Name
Occupational Health and Safety
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