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Services To Operate And Maintain A Diesel Exhaust Exposure System For Chronic Animal Inhalation Exposure Studies.
NIOSH 1983 Jan:57 pages
The services provided for the generation and monitoring of a diesel exhaust exposure system for chronic inhalation studies in experimental animals are reviewed. The animal inhalation chambers are located at the Center Hill Laboratory facility of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The generation and monitoring of diesel exhaust is done within NIOSH established guidelines. Tasks include operating and maintaining a Caterpillar 3304 diesel engine, and generating diesel exhaust fumes and diluting the diesel fumes as needed for experimentation. The company is also providing target experimental atmospheres such as diesel exhaust fumes of about 2 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3), respirable coal dust of an approximate concentration of 2mg/m3, and combination of gaseous diesel exhaust of about 1mg/m3 and respirable coal dust of about 1mg/m3. The company is also maintaining instruments used for analysis and monitoring, operating and maintaining an automatic data sampling and storage system, and recording and compiling pertinent analytical data.
NIOSH-Contract; Safety-research; Biochemical-analysis; Physiological-measurements; Analytical-methods; Animal-studies; Laboratory-testing; Air-conditioning; Medical-research; Fumes; Contract-210-82-6102;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, PB83-246-058
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division