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Environmental Sampling for Unknowns

1st Edition

By Kathleen Hess-Kosa

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

Environmental Sampling for Unknowns covers modern approaches to indoor and outdoor environmental sampling, with an emphasis on identifying unknown substances.

Table of Contents

THE SEA OF UNKNOWNS

Waste Hazard Characterization and Bulk Identification

Hazardous Waste Background

Unknown Waste Fingerprinting

Unknown Gases

Allergens

Indoor Air Quality

Air Pollution

ALLERGENICITY, PLANT POLLEN, AND MOLD SPORES

Allergenic Mechanism

Allergy-Related Symptoms

Allergic Rhinitis

Sinus Headache

Allergic Asthma

Allergic Dermatitis

Others

Plant Pollen and Microbial Spores

Strategic Approaches to Air Sample Collection

Air Sampling Methodologies

Analytical Protocols

Interpretation of Results

VIABLE MICROBIAL ALLERGENS

Types of Viable Allergenic Microbes

Fungi

Air Sampling Methodologies

Recommended by ACGIH for Indoor Air Quality Studies

Recommended by a Commercial Microbiological Laboratory

Special Comments and Considerations

Interpretation of Results

1989 ACGIH Recommendations

Other Perspectives for Consideration

AIRBORNE PATHOGENS/MICROBIAL TOXINS

Airborne Pathogenic Fungi

Disease and Occurrence of Major Pathogenic Fungi

Sampling and Analytical Methodologies

Interpretation of Results

Limitations

Mycotoxins

Disease and Occurrence

Sampling and Analytical Methodologies for Mycotoxins

Interpretation of Results

Limitations

Airborne Pathogenic Bacteria

Pathogenic Legionella

Other Pathogenic Bacteria

Sampling and Analytical Methodologies

Interpretation of Results

Limitations

Bacterial Endotoxins

Sampling and Analytical Methodologies

Interpretation of Results

Limitations

Pathogenic Protozoa

Sampling and Analytical Methodologies

Interpretation of Results

Limitations

Viruses

Diagnostic Sampling Methodologies

ANIMAL ALLERGENIC DUST

Animal Allergens

Mites/Spiders

Book Lice

Cockroaches and Other Insects

Domestic Animals

Rodents

Farm Animals

Other Animals

Occurrence of Animal Allergens

Sampling Strategy

Screening for Rodents

Sampling Procedures

Analytical Methods

Human Testing

Allergenic Dust Testing

Interpretation of Results

Other Types of Allergenic Substances

RAPID MICROBIAL FINGERPRINTING

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Uses for the PCR Process

Sampling Methods

Commercial Laboratories

Interpretation of Results

Bacterial Identification

Uses for the MIS

Sampling Methodology

Analytical Methodology

Commercial Laboratories

Interpretation of Results

FORENSICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DUST

Environmental Uses for Forensic Microscopy

Environmental Pollution

Indoor Air Quality

Sampling Methodologies

Settled Surface Dust

Airborne Dust Sampling

Bulk Sampling

Textile/Carpet Sampling

Soil Sampling

Analytical Procedures

Visible Light Microscope Analysis

Specialized Microscopic Techniques

X-Ray Diffraction

Scanning Electron Microscope

Transmission Electron Microscope

Electron Microprobe Analyzer

Ion Microprobe Analyzer

Commercial Laboratories

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Published Sampling and Analytical Methods

Sampling Strategy

Screening Procedures

Sampling Methodologies for Screening

Analytical Methodologies for Screening

Solid Sorbent Sampling

Solid Sorbent Characteristics

Analytical Methodology

Bulk Air Sampling

Sampling Methodologies

Analytical Methods

Bulk Sampling

Interpretation of Results

CARCINOGENS/MUTAGENS

Overview of Mutagenicity Tests

Environmental Uses for Mutagenicity Tests

Sampling Methodologies

Analytical Methodology

Interpretation of Results

PRODUCT EMISSIONS

Uses for Product Emissions Testing

Measuring Units and Examples

Sampling Methodologies

Analytical Methodology

Interpretation of Results

Each chapter also includes a list of References

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety