3. Exposure Assessment Strategy and Monitoring Plan

  1. Henry J. McDermott

Published Online: 11 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670588.ch3

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDermott, H. J. (2004) Exposure Assessment Strategy and Monitoring Plan, in Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670588.ch3

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:

  • exposure assessment strategy;
  • monitoring plan;
  • similar exposure group;
  • log-normal exposure;
  • statistical sampling;
  • worst-case sampling

Summary

It is not possible to sample every individual for every toxic substance in the environment. Air sampling should be conducted based on an Exposure Assessment Strategy, which describes how the exposures will be measured and how conclusions on whether the exposures are acceptable will be made, and a Monitoring Plan, which is a tactical plan for the monitoring to be performed over the next year or so to carry out the strategy. Having a strategy in place and then following the monitoring plan is the best way to meet the goals of the monitoring program with an efficient use of resources.