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Measuring airborne metals at mining sites using portable instruments: advantages and potential problems.
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2002 Jun; :Forum 205
Field Portable Technologies: 1. Allow rapid determination of airborne metal concentrations in mines and refineries; 2. Allow immediate assessment of potential overexposures; and, are 3. Able to implement and evaluate interventions in a timely manner.
Airborne-particles; Metals; Sampling; Occupational-exposure; Airborne-dusts; Dust-particles; Analytical-instruments; Analytical-processes; Mining-industry; Metal-mining; Gold-mines; Silver-compounds; Mercury-compounds; Exposure-assessment; Lead-dust; Lead-compounds
Pamela L. Drake, Research Chemist, NIOSH Spokane Research Lab, 315 E. Montgomery Ave., Spokane, WA 99207
7440-57-5; 7440-22-4; 7439-97-6; 7439-92-1
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California
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