AIHce Indianapolis



RT 218
Exploring New Approaches to Indoor Air Investigations

Tuesday | 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. |

Indoor Environmental Quality, Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

Arranger: M. Eide, retired, Boise, ID. Moderator: P. Kostle, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Monitors: S. Iske, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO; J. Cooper, Bureau Veritas North America, Novi, MI.

Often when viewing a TV program like CSI, an industrial hygienist wishes he had such a facility to aid in difficult indoor air investigations.  The modern AIHA-accredited labs have the same instrumentation and skilled chemists to advise the IH in taking samples properly and to provide the analyses to obtain the identification and quantification of the exposure chemicals.  They can supply equipment and analysis needed to identify and quantitate the exposure chemicals.  Several approaches will be presented and expounded that can be valuable in identifying these unknown exposures, depending on the amount of time and money to be spent on the problem.

  • Personal Whole Air Capillary Flow Sampling with Canister.  A. Rossner, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.
  • Evacuated Canister Validation for Volatile Organic Compounds Associated with Asthma in Health Care Settings. R. LeBouf, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV.
  • Addressing Non-Classical Testing Requests. S. VanEtten, EMSL Analytical, Inc., Cinnaminson, NJ.
  • Functional Group Analysis as an Aid in IAQ Investigations. C. Manning, Assay Technology, Pleasanton, CA.
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. E. Stuber, Galson Laboratories, East Syracuse, NY.