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Real time chemical exposure and risk monitor

United States Patent

5,645,072
July 8, 1997
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The apparatus of the present invention is a combination of a breath interface and an external exposure dosimeter interface to a chemical analysis device, all controlled by an electronic processor for quantitatively analyzing chemical analysis data from both the breath interface and the external exposure dosimeter for determining internal tissue dose. The method of the present invention is a combination of steps of measuring an external dose, measuring breath content, then analyzing the external dose and breath content and determining internal tissue dose.
Thrall; Karla D. (West Richland, WA), Kenny; Donald V. (Worthington, OH), Endres; George W. R. (Richland, WA), Sisk; Daniel R. (Richland, WA)
08/ 535,929
September 28, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.