2. Hazards

  1. Henry J. McDermott

Published Online: 11 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670588.ch2

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

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

Author Information

  1. H. J. McDermott, Inc., Moraga, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 OCT 2004
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454359

Online ISBN: 9780471670582

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Keywords:

  • health hazard;
  • physical hazard;
  • toxicity;
  • exposure limits;
  • regulatory standards

Summary

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.