Toluene Vapor Monitor
Toluene 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.
Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid with a sharp or sweet odor. Turns into vapor when exposed to room temperature air. Used in many chemicals and solvents such as gasoline, paints, varnishes, shellac, glues, and printing inks
Observe strict safety precautions and have a properly ventilated work-space.Sources/Uses
- mixed with other chemicals and solvents
- nail salons, printing companies, auto repair shops, construction companies
- OSHA PEL: OSHA Toluene exposure limits by industry
- NIOSH REL: 100 ppm (375 mg/m3) 10-hour TWA; 150 ppm (560 mg/m3) STEL
- Can be exposed through mouth (breathing or swallowing), splashing in eyes or skin
- May become sick immediately or over time
- Tiredness, drunken feeling, confusion, anxiety
- Possible liver and kidney damage
- OSHA Toluene Infosheet
- Toluene Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Toluene
- Toluene Cameo Chemical Datasheet
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.
|STEL/CEIL (PPM)||300, 500 (10 min peaks per 8 h shift)||150|
|ANALYTICAL METHOD||NIOSH 1501|
|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.|