Exposure of medical personnel to methylmethacrylate vapor during percutaneous vertebroplasty

Harry J. Cloft, David N. Easton, Mary E. Jensen, David F. Kallmes, Jacques E. Dion

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Abstract

The occupational exposure to methylmethacrylate (MMA) vapor during percutaneous vertebroplasty was determined. During five vertebroplasty procedures, airsampling pumps were attached to medical personnel. MMA vapor levels in the samples were then quantified using gas chromatography. The samples collected yielded MMA vapor levels of less than five parts per million (ppm). The MMA vapor concentrations measured were well below the recommended maximum exposure of 100 ppm over the course of an 8-hour workday.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-353
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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