This volume provides detailed, ready-to-use protocols for air monitoring methods, developed to monitor concentrations of occupational toxicants at the workplace, while they can also be used for environmental monitoring. All the methods are reliable, reproducible, adhere to quality assurance standards and cover all the required steps from sampling to the interpretation of results. This includes data on precision, accuracy, and detection limit, calibration procedures as well as potential sources of systematic errors. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of each method are clearly outlined.
Harun Parlar is head of the working group "Air Analyses" of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area. He is Chief Editor of the scientific journals Advances in Food Science (AFS) and Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (FEB). His scientific work led to more then 270 publications, two text books and three awards - Certificate of Merit (International Academy of Environmental Safety, 1987), SECOTOX-Award (1988) and VARIAN-Award (1994).