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Passive sampling in combination with thermal desorption and gas chromatography as a tool for self-assessment of chemical exposure

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Abstract

Diffusive samplers for monitoring of air quality are user-friendly devices that can normally be operated by the user himself. Hence these samplers are suitable for self-assessment. Practical and work organisational aspects of self-assessment of chemical exposure were studied in different occupational settings. It was found that the diffusive sampler used in these studies, the Perkin-Elmer tube in combination with thermal desorption, worked well for the purpose and could be correctly handled by the individuals using it. The results from self-assessments agreed well with expert measurements carried out by an occupational hygienist. However, in order to obtain a sustainable system of self-assessment strong organizational support is needed.

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The article was received on 03 Apr 2002, accepted on 18 Jun 2002 and first published on 28 Aug 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B203307K
Citation: J. Environ. Monit., 2002,4, 706-710
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    Passive sampling in combination with thermal desorption and gas chromatography as a tool for self-assessment of chemical exposure

    A. Sunesson, I. Liljelind, M. Sundgren, A. Pettersson-Strömbäck and J. Levin, J. Environ. Monit., 2002, 4, 706
    DOI: 10.1039/B203307K

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