A method to determine respirator protection factors using biological monitoring of exhaled air

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277331
Title:
A method to determine respirator protection factors using biological monitoring of exhaled air
Author:
Decker, John Alan, 1961-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to develop methodology involving the use of biological monitoring of exhaled air to determine respirator protection factors. The concentration of fluorocarbon 113 in breath was correlated to the original exposure concentration while wearing a full facepiece negative pressure respirator. Protection factors calculated from breath sampling were compared to fit factors derived from a negative pressure test device. Although biological monitoring indicated a nearly three fold increase in fluorocarbon 113 penetration rates compared to the negative pressure fit test results, a correlation of 0.86 suggests that this methodology may be used in the design of a workplace protection study. No correlation was found between the biological and quantitative mask sampling methods.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Public Health.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Crutchfield, Clifton

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA method to determine respirator protection factors using biological monitoring of exhaled airen_US
dc.creatorDecker, John Alan, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDecker, John Alan, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to develop methodology involving the use of biological monitoring of exhaled air to determine respirator protection factors. The concentration of fluorocarbon 113 in breath was correlated to the original exposure concentration while wearing a full facepiece negative pressure respirator. Protection factors calculated from breath sampling were compared to fit factors derived from a negative pressure test device. Although biological monitoring indicated a nearly three fold increase in fluorocarbon 113 penetration rates compared to the negative pressure fit test results, a correlation of 0.86 suggests that this methodology may be used in the design of a workplace protection study. No correlation was found between the biological and quantitative mask sampling methods.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCrutchfield, Cliftonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341269en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2634144xen_US
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