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Airborne levels of isopropyl alcohol disinfectant in a laminar-airflow hood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3687971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Airborne levels of isopropyl alcohol when used as a disinfectant in a horizontal laminar-airflow hood were measured during a 10-day period to determine whether levels conformed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. An infrared vapor analyzer was positioned in the airflow of the six-foot horizontal laminar-airflow hood for 10 days to continuously monitor the levels of isopropyl alcohol under usual procedural conditions. A continuous printout of the levels of isopropyl alcohol allowed determination of the eight-hour time-weighted average level. The mean (+/- S.D.) eight-hour time-weighted average level of isopropyl alcohol in the laminar-airflow hood was 99.6 +/- 30.6 parts per million (ppm). By OSHA standards, the eight-hour time-weighted average airborne level of isopropyl alcohol in the work place cannot exceed 400 ppm. Usual conditions in the laminar-airflow hood at this institution complied with the OSHA standard for airborne isopropyl alcohol.
M R Hurst
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hospital pharmacy     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0002-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Hosp Pharm     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-13     Completed Date:  1988-01-13     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370474     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Pharm     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2293-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
HCA Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS 67214.
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MeSH Terms
1-Propanol / analysis*
Air / analysis*
Environment, Controlled*
Pharmacy Service, Hospital
Time Factors
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