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Articles

A Fresh Look at Surface and Dermal Sampling

By Debbie Dietrich
Sponsored by SKC

November 2019

Air sampling is the primary tool in the industrial hygiene toolbox for evaluating chemical exposures in the workplace. But hygienists are well advised to take a fresh look at surface and dermal sampling when the science warrants.

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Passive Samplers in 2018: New Advances Lead to New Applications

By Debbie Dietrich
Sponsored by SKC

December 2018

Passive samplers have evolved in a manner that mirrors many advances in active samplers, expanding both their reliability and applications in industrial hygiene and environmental studies.

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Sampling Solutions for Mixed-Phase Contaminants

By Debbie Dietrich
Sponsored by SKC

December 2017

Sampling mixed-phase contaminants in air is challenging. During sampling, it is possible that the distribution of the two phases may change: aerosol droplets may evaporate and vapors may condense.

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A New Approach to Dust Monitoring

By Peter Briscoe
Sponsored by Nanozen

October 2017

A new approach to dust monitoring is starting to spread throughout the industrial hygiene field. It relates to the application of compact wearable products that simultaneously combine real-time direct dust count readings with traditional filter-based sample collections for composite analysis in the lab.

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Regulating Legionella: Choosing an Analytical Method

By Christopher Goulah
Sponsored by EMSL Analytical, Inc.

April 2017

During the summer of 2015, a series of fatal legionellosis outbreaks forced the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to take emergency action to contain the rapid spread of the infection. After determining that the source of the outbreak was a centrally located cooling tower, emergency ordinances were put in place that mandated the disinfection of all cooling towers citywide.

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