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Study Protocol: Control of Anesthetic Gases in Dental Operatories.


PB94218468

Publication Date 1988
Personal Author McGlothlin, J. D.; Jensen, P. A.; Todd, W. F.; Fischbach, T. J.
Page Count 68
Abstract An experimental design was developed to provide information which could be used to achieve airborne nitrous-oxide (10024972) (N2O) exposure for dental personnel of less than 25 parts per million as a time weighted average per dental procedure. The activities of various federal, professional and trade associations related to the dental field were noted. The physical properties of N2O were reviewed, along with systemic effects, human reproductive effects, animal studies, carcinogenicity, liver and kidney effects, and central nervous system effects. The concentrations of N2O in dental operatories measured during National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) hazard evaluation and technical assistance studies were considered, and the sources and distribution of N2O in dental suites were discussed. Principles of controlling the exposures were discussed, including the use of scavenging machines and proper ventilation systems.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Dentistry
  • Anesthetics
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Nitrogen oxide(N2O)
  • Experimental design
  • Occupational exposure
  • Ventilation
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Air pollution control
  • Toxic substances
  • Toxicity
  • CAS 10024-97-2
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57G - Dentistry
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199424
Study Protocol: Control of Anesthetic Gases in Dental Operatories.
Study Protocol: Control of Anesthetic Gases in Dental Operatories.
PB94218468

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Dentistry
  • Anesthetics
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Nitrogen oxide(N2O)
  • Experimental design
  • Occupational exposure
  • Ventilation
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution effects(Humans)
  • Air pollution control
  • Toxic substances
  • Toxicity
  • CAS 10024-97-2
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57G - Dentistry
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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