Measurement of Benzene in the Workplace and Its Evolution Process, Part I: Overview, History, and Past Methods Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Benzene and its measurement continues to be important in the field of industrial hygiene. This two-part article reviews the history of occupational and environmental sampling and analysis of benzene from the early 1900s to the present. Part I provides an overview and details of the methods used in the past; history of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' threshold limit values for benzene; and reviews portable, grab, and integrated sampling methods as well as the various analytical methods. It is important to review and understand the past in order to predict future trends.

publication date

  • January 1999