The CXC can supply passive sampling devices (PSD) as stationary monitors or as wristbands/dog-tags (personal exposure monitors).
The CXC will provide analytical services for sample PSDextracts, thereby enabling EHS CC members to measure concentrations of environmental toxins in personal exposures, air, water, sediments, and soils.
The PSDs will capture volatile and semi-volatile, semi-polar and non-polar (12) organic chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and oxygenated PAHs (OPAHs) (13) , phthalates (14), pesticides (15), flame retardants (16), and other industrial compounds simultaneously (17).
The PSDs consist of hydrophobic, lipophilic polymer membranes made from low-density polyethylene (LPDE) or polydimethylsiloxane (silicone) (1, 2).
EHS CC members will conduct targeted studies in which they measure the concentrations of specific chemicals and discovery studies in which they detect a wide range of chemicals in an individual’s exposures, air, water, or soil without preconceptions.
The CXC Can Extract and Analyze a Broad Range of Chemical Mixtures at Low Cost: more than 1,500 chemicals from a single sample.