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Trace Level Analysis of Airborne Hormone Particulates

Author(s):  Trimble John O, Hampton Shanna

Issue:  May/Jun 2018 - Volume 22, Number 3
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Abstract:  Trace levels of airborne hormones during the pharmaceutical compounding process are analyzed by air monitoring and surface sampling. This study is discussed in two parts: the first part discusses the analysis of particulates suspended in the air by using video particle counting; the second part discusses the analysis of particulates settled on the surface by using surface wipe sampling. One solution to the problem of airborne hormones is to incorporate the hormones into a vehicle like a semisolid cream with high surface tension such that there are no powders to be used during the pharmaceutical compounding process. The analytical method for this study was performed.

Related Keywords: John O. Trimble, BS Chemistry, Shanna Hampton, PharmD, RPh, air monitoring, surface sampling, suspended particulates, hormones, semi-solid preparations, settled particulates, workplace safety, sampling methodology, progesterone, work environment, United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <800>, USP, routes of exposure, hazardous drugs

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , HRT, PEER-REVIEWED

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