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Sampling methodology for environmental mutagens.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1982 Jan; 1-24
A wide variety of pollutants often are generated in the form of particulates, gases and vapors in the workplace. Due to a continuous exposure by means of respiration or dermal absorption, these pollutants could cause a serious health hazard to the exposed workers. The genetic risk resulting from mutations in germ and somatic cells may cause genetic diseases in future generations and cancer or malformation in the affected individual. To protect workers from these possible risks, detection and removal of airborne mutagens in the workplace need to be carried out. In this report the authors have established the workplace air-sampling methodologies which include (1) filter trapping--for collecting mutagenic air particulates and (2) sorbent trapping--for adsorbing mutagenic gases and vapors. Results from laboratory studies show that the modified air sample methodologies are promising for mutagenic detection in the workplace.
Mutagens; Sampling-methods; Sampling-equipment; Occupational-health; Genetic-disorders
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Other Occupational Concerns
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