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Title: Comparison of dust sampling methods in Estonia and Sweden -- A field study

Abstract

The purpose of this field study was to compare an Estonian dust sampling method, a method also used in other former East Block countries, with a Swedish method and to estimate inter-method agreement with statistical analyses. The Estonian standard method (ESM), used to assess exposure in Estonia since the early 1950s, is based on a strategy where air samples are collected for 10 minutes every hour over a full shift. This method was compared to a Swedish standard method (SSM), a modified NIOSH method, comparable to international standards, where one air sample is collected during a full shift. The study was carried out at a cement plant that in the beginning of the 1990s was subjected to an epidemiological study, including collection of exposure data. The results of the analysis from 31 clusters of parallel samples of the two methods, when dust consisting of Portland cement was collected, showed a relatively weak correlation between the SSM and the ESM, r{sub i} = 0.91 (Pearson's intro-class correlation coefficient). A conversion factor between the two methods was estimated, where SSM is 0.69 times ESm and the limits of agreement are 0.25 and 1.84, respectively. These results indicate a substantial intermethod difference. Themore » authors therefore recommend that measurements obtained from the two methods should not be used interchangeably. Because the present study is of limited extent, the findings are confined to the operations studied and further studies covering other exposure situation will be needed.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Medical Center Hospital, Oerebro (SE)
OSTI Identifier:
20020658
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20020658
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-322X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; ESTONIA; SWEDEN; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DUSTS; PORTLAND CEMENT; MEASURING METHODS

Citation Formats

Berg, P., Jaakmees, V., and Bodin, L. Comparison of dust sampling methods in Estonia and Sweden -- A field study. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1080/104732299302396.
Berg, P., Jaakmees, V., & Bodin, L. Comparison of dust sampling methods in Estonia and Sweden -- A field study. United States. doi:10.1080/104732299302396.
Berg, P., Jaakmees, V., and Bodin, L. Wed . "Comparison of dust sampling methods in Estonia and Sweden -- A field study". United States. doi:10.1080/104732299302396.
@article{osti_20020658,
title = {Comparison of dust sampling methods in Estonia and Sweden -- A field study},
author = {Berg, P. and Jaakmees, V. and Bodin, L.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this field study was to compare an Estonian dust sampling method, a method also used in other former East Block countries, with a Swedish method and to estimate inter-method agreement with statistical analyses. The Estonian standard method (ESM), used to assess exposure in Estonia since the early 1950s, is based on a strategy where air samples are collected for 10 minutes every hour over a full shift. This method was compared to a Swedish standard method (SSM), a modified NIOSH method, comparable to international standards, where one air sample is collected during a full shift. The study was carried out at a cement plant that in the beginning of the 1990s was subjected to an epidemiological study, including collection of exposure data. The results of the analysis from 31 clusters of parallel samples of the two methods, when dust consisting of Portland cement was collected, showed a relatively weak correlation between the SSM and the ESM, r{sub i} = 0.91 (Pearson's intro-class correlation coefficient). A conversion factor between the two methods was estimated, where SSM is 0.69 times ESm and the limits of agreement are 0.25 and 1.84, respectively. These results indicate a substantial intermethod difference. The authors therefore recommend that measurements obtained from the two methods should not be used interchangeably. Because the present study is of limited extent, the findings are confined to the operations studied and further studies covering other exposure situation will be needed.},
doi = {10.1080/104732299302396},
journal = {Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
issn = {1047-322X},
number = 9,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}