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.
|Number of pages
|American Journal of Neuroradiology
|Published - Dec 1 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology