Electroanalytical applications in occupational and environmental health.
Electroanalysis 1994 Oct; 6(10):805-820
Electroanalytical chemistry has been used for years in the occupational and environmental health fields. Portable sensors and analytical devices based on electrochemical (EC) methods are commonly used on-sire in the workplace. Laboratory EC methods also have been used extensively for the analysis of industrial hygiene and related sample. Recent advances in electroanalytical methodology may lead to new analytical applications in the occupational health arena, both in the laboratory as well as on-site in the workplace. Applications in heavy metals analysis, analysis for inorganic and organic species, and bioanalysis are exemplified. This article provides an overview of the history of EC analysis for industrial hygiene purposes, and also summarizes current and newly developed applications of electroanalytical methods in occupational and environmental health.
Electrochemical-analysis; Environmental-health; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Laboratory-testing; Occupational-health; Workplace-studies;
Author Keywords: occupational health; environmental health; industrial hygiene; electroanalysis
Kevin Ashley, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226