Analytical performance criteria standards activities of the ASTM international committee on atmospheric sampling and analysis.
J Occup Environ Hyg 2004 Jan; 1(1):D7-D-9
Reliable data are required for understanding and controlling the atmospheric environment. The need for sound methodology for sampling and analyzing the atmosphere was recognized over 50 years ago and resulted in the establishment of ASTM Committee D22 to provide standard methods and practices for this purpose. For over 5 decades, D22 has provided such methods and has continually monitored them for adequacy and current usefulness. As environmental interests have expanded from ambient air to source analysis, workplace atmospheres, and more recently, to indoor air and atmospheric deposition, so have the areas of activities of D22. Not only have the areas of concern expanded, but the constituents of interest have multiplied. Progress in the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards is expedited, and the quality of each standard is improved, as more persons cooperate in this important activity. ASTM Committee D22 is continually seeking interested and knowledgeable scientists, engineers, and other professionals to pool their efforts to advance standardization processes.
Air-quality-control; Air-quality-measurement; Air-quality-monitoring; Atmosphere-analyzers; Environmental-control; Environmental-technology; Environmental-contamination; Indoor-air-pollution; Work-environment; Sampling; Sampling-methods; Standards; Air-sampling; Analytical-processes; Indoor-environmental-quality
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Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene