Occupational Exposure Assessment for Air Contaminants / Edition 1

Occupational Exposure Assessment for Air Contaminants / Edition 1

by Gurumurthy Ramachandran
ISBN-10:
1566706092
ISBN-13:
9781566706094
Pub. Date:
03/29/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Occupational Exposure Assessment for Air Contaminants / Edition 1

Over the last three decades, significant progress has been made not only in the technology of measuring air contaminants but also in the statistical descriptions of exposure distributions and exposure assessment strategies. Occupational Exposures for Air Contaminants addresses the various aspects of occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants as a coherent body of knowledge. It is the first book to explore occupational air contaminant measurement and properties, human exposure assessment, design of exposure strategies, and the statistical interpretation of exposure measurements in one comprehensive source.

The book describes the process of obtaining a number that represents the value of exposure to an air contaminant and the science and technology underlying this process. It includes a discussion of sources of variability in exposures, the statistics of exposure distributions, and exposure assessment strategies for routine monitoring as well as occupational epidemiology. The book's all-inclusive exploration of the major theories and practices of occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants make this an ideal textbook for a graduate or upper-level undergraduate course on occupational exposure assessment of airborne contaminants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566706094
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Framework for Occupational Exposure Assessment

PROPERTIES AND MEASUREMENT OF GASES AND VAPORS
Properties of Gases and Vapors
Basic Concepts of Fluid Flow
Uncertainties in Physical Measurements
Measurement of Air Volumes and Flow Rates
Gas and Vapor Sampling Methods
Analytical Methods for Gases and Vapors: Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy
Direct Reading Instruments for Gases and Vapors

PROPERTIES AND MEASUREMENT OF AEROSOLS
Basic Aerosol Properties
Particle Motion in a Viscous Medium
Inhalation and Respiratory Tract Deposition of Aerosols
Sampling of Aerosols
Direct Reading Instruments for Aerosols
Sampling for Pollutants of Biological Origin

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES
Variability in Occupational Exposures
Occupational Exposure Assessment Strategies
Exposure Modeling
Reconstructing Historical Exposures

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