Measurement of formaldehyde vapor concentration of the surrounding air of a dental clinic

Shindoh Taku, Ikawa Kyoko, Ikawa Motohide, Shimauchi Hidetoshi

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Abstract

The formaldehyde vapor concentration of the surrounding air of a dental clinic was studied. The measurements were made at Division of Endodontics, Tohoku University Hospital. Total of 2 L of surrounding air was collected in 10 min using an automatic gas sampling device. The collection was carried out according to the sampling method of Working Environment Measurement Law. The concentration of formaldehyde vapor in the collected air was later estimated by high-performance liquid chromatography. The concentration of formaldehyde vapor of the surrounding air of the dental clinic was lower than the administrative level (0.1 ppm) of Industrial Safety and Health Law and was at an acceptable level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterface Oral Health Science 2011
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages303-305
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784431540700
ISBN (Print)9784431540694
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Formaldehyde
  • Root canal
  • Working environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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