Published Online: 11 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition
How to Cite
McDermott, H. J. (2004) Hazards, in Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670588.ch2
- Published Online: 11 OCT 2004
- Published Print: 3 SEP 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471454359
Online ISBN: 9780471670582
- health hazard;
- physical hazard;
- exposure limits;
- regulatory standards
Describes the types of hazards that exposure monitoring is intended to evaluate, including health hazards (which cause disease) and physical hazards (which cause harm from pressure, temperature, impact or other physical effect). Chemicals are the largest group of hazardous agents evaluated by air sampling and, depending on the specific compound, can pose one or both types of hazards. Microbial agents generally are potential health hazards rather than physical hazards.