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Characterization of indoor air contaminants in a randomly selected set of commercial nail salons in Salt Lake County, Utah, USA.
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PMID:  23286453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Air samples were collected in 12 randomly selected commercial nail salons in Salt Lake County, Utah. Measurements of salon physical/chemical parameters (room volume, CO(2) levels) were obtained. Volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations were collected using summa air canisters and sorbent media tubes for an 8-h period. Multivariate analyses were used to identify relationships between salon physical/chemical characteristics and the VOCs found in the air samples. The ACGIH(®) additive mixing formula was also applied to determine if there were potential overexposures to the combined airborne concentrations of chemicals monitored. Methyl methacrylate was detected in 58% of the establishments despite having been banned for use in nail products by the state of Utah. Formaldehyde was found above the NIOSH REL(®) (0.016 ppm) in 58% of the establishments. Given the assortment of VOCs to which nail salon workers are potentially exposed, a combination of engineering as well as personal protective equipment is recommended.
Victor M Alaves; Darrah K Sleeth; Matthew S Thiese; Rodney R Larson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Health Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Environmental Health Division , Salt Lake City , UT , USA.
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