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A quantitative study of aromatic amine permeation through protective gloves using amine adsorptive pads.
Vo-E; Berardinelli-SP; Hall-RC; El Ayouby-N
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 2000 Nov/Dec; 61(6):837-841
A quantitative study of aromatic amine permeation through a glove material using Permea-Tec aromatic amine pads, used for the detection of chemical breakthrough of protective clothing, was performed for aniline following the microwave extraction process and gas chromatographic analysis. Aniline exhibited >99% adsorption on the pads at a spiking level of 1.94 mg (1.9 microL). Aniline showed recoveries from 65 to 89% (RSD < or =5.6%) over the range 1.1-1.9 microL (1.12-1.94 mg) of aniline applied to pads. The modified ASTM F739 and direct permeability testing procedures were used to determine breakthrough times for five protective glove materials using aniline as a challenge chemical. Breakthrough times for six protective gloves were determined, ranging from 182 sec to 82 min. The quantitative concentration of aniline on the pads following permeation through the gloves also was determined, ranging from 0.53 to 0.55 mg/cm2 (1.79-1.88 mg/pad).
Quantitative-analysis; Gloves; Protective-equipment; Protective-clothing; Occupational-health; Safety-clothing; Safety-measures; Skin-exposure; Gas-chromatography; Author Keywords: aromatic amine pads; breakthrough time; health and safety; protective gloves; quantative methods; skin chemical exposure
Evanly Vo, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division