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Characterization of indoor air contaminants in a randomly selected set of commercial nail salons in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA.

Authors
Alaves-VM; Sleeth-DK; Thiese-MS; Larson-RR
Source
Int J Environ Health Res 2013 Sep-Oct; 23(5):419-433
NIOSHTIC No.
20044571
Abstract
Air samples were collected in 12 randomly selected commercial nail salons in Salt Lake County, Utah. Measurements of salon physical/chemical parameters (room volume, CO2 levels) were obtained. Volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations were collected using summa air canisters and sorbent media tubes for an 8-h period. Multivariate analyses were used to identify relationships between salon physical/ chemical characteristics and the VOCs found in the air samples. The ACGIH additive mixing formula was also applied to determine if there were potential overexposures to the combined airborne concentrations of chemicals monitored. Methyl methacrylate was detected in 58% of the establishments despite having been banned for use in nail products by the state of Utah. Formaldehyde was found above the NIOSH REL (0.016 ppm) in 58% of the establishments. Given the assortment of VOCs to which nail salon workers are potentially exposed, a combination of engineering as well as personal protective equipment is recommended.
Keywords
Air-samples; Sampling; Analytical-processes; Air-contamination; Air-quality; Fumes; Ventilation; Chemical-properties; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Workers; Work-environment; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-exposure; Organic-compounds; Formaldehydes
Contact
Darrah K. Sleeth, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City , UT
CODEN
IJEREO
CAS No.
50-00-0; 80-62-6
Publication Date
20130901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
darrah.sleeth@hsc.utah.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008414
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0960-3123
Source Name
International Journal of Environmental Health Research
State
UT
Performing Organization
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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