Halogenated Anesthetics Vapor Monitor
Halogenated Anesthetics 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.
Halogenated Anesthetics is a mixture of anesthetic gases used for sedation in a medical setting. Gases most commonly used include nitrous oxide, halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane.
- Used in hospitals and dental offices as anesthesia during surgical, medical, or dental procedures
- 15 minute (STEL) maximum exposure limit is 2 ppm per NIOSHA.
- 8 hour (PEL-TWA) maximum exposure limit is not recommended.
- Nausea, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and irritability
- More extreme exposure can cause sterility, miscarriages, birth defects, cancer, and liver and kidney disease
- OSHA Guide to Waste Anesthetic Gases
- NIOSH Guide on Waste Anesthetic Gases–Occupational Hazards in Hospitals
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)||see individual chemicals|
|ANALYTICAL METHOD||OSHA 103, OSHA 106|
|MINIMUM LEVEL OF QUANTITATION||
PPM for 8 Hours
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.|