Xylene Vapor Monitor

Xylene Vapor Monitor

  • $45.00


Xylene Vapor Monitor can be worn as a badge near the breathing zone to measure personal exposure, or placed in a room to measure area concentration.

Workplace Exposure Monitoring

Measurement of personal exposure is very easy. Clip the monitoring badge near the breathing zone of the worker. Record the start time and the stop time of the test on the pouch of the badge and return it to the laboratory for analysis in the mailer provided. The analysis report will show the average concentration of the worker’s personal exposure level.

According to OSHA regulations, each person who uses a toxic gas as a regular part of their job must have their exposure monitored periodically.

Indoor Air Monitoring

Place or hang the badge in your home for 24 hours. Record the start and stop times and send the badge back to the laboratory for analysis in the mailer provided. The analysis report explains if the concentration level of your home is exceeding the exposure limit.

Xylene is a colorless liquid with laboratory and industrial grades consisting of three isomers: ortho (o-Xylene), meta (m-Xylene) and para (p-Xylene). Xylenes are commonly used as a solvent. Sweet-smelling.

Observe strict safety precautions and have a properly ventilated work-space.

  • Commonly used clearing agent in histology
  • Solvent in the industries such as rubber, leather, and printing

Exposure Limits

  • OSHA PEL : TWA 100 ppm
  • NIOSH REL: TWA 100 ppm (435 mg/m3) ST 150 ppm (655 mg/m3)

Health effects

  • Irritant - may burn skin or eyes
  • Extremely flammable
  • May have toxic effect if inhaled

 Additional Resources




Sold individually, as a pack of 5, or a pack of 10
All purchases include analysis and report from our accredited Industrial Hygiene laboratory

Principle of Operation

Air diffuses through a micro-porous membrane and collects vapor on special prepared adsorbents inside the monitoring badge.

TWA (PPM) 100 100  100
STEL/CEIL (PPM)  150  150


AKA  Dimethyl benzene
 CAS#  106-42-3
ABSORBENT  Activated Carbon
PPM for 15 Minutes
PPM for 24 Hours
 RECOMMENDED SAMPLING TIME  Workplace: 15 minutes to 8 hours
Indoor Air: 24 hours – 48 hours
 INTERFERENCES  No interferences are known
 EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE  Less than 10% for each 10°C variation from 24°C
 EFFECT OF HUMIDITY  No effects detected at 30% RH to 92% RH.
 ACCURACY  Meets or exceeds OSHA accuracy requirements of +/- 25%
 STORAGE CONDITIONS  Store at room temperature.
 RECOMMENDED HOLDING TIME Monitors need to be returned to Lab within two weeks after sampling.