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New breath related topics: sample collection for exhaled breath condensate and aerosol, development of real-time medical alerts, measurement of artificial atmospheres, and analysis of legalized cannabis product

Citation:

Pleil, J. AND A. Wallace. New breath related topics: sample collection for exhaled breath condensate and aerosol, development of real-time medical alerts, measurement of artificial atmospheres, and analysis of legalized cannabis product. Journal of Breath Research. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, Uk, 12(3):039001, (2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/aac274

Impact/Purpose:

Pittcon is the largest analytical chemistry meeting in the United States, attracting about 18,000 to 20,000 attendees each year from all over the world. Like SAMAP, the focus at Pittcon is not on breath or biomarkers. Despite that, the sheer size guarantees that all manner of instrumentation, methods, studies, etc. are presented that are related to breath biomonitoring. In addition, Pittcon also has an extensive exposition of 2,000 to 3,000 vendors wherein attendees can interact with hardware and technical experts; the graphic below shows just a small part of the exposition floor.

Description:

Exhaled breath technology is expanding beyond conventional gas-phase analysis, and conversely, methodology from other disciplines is finding applications in breath research. Recently, the authors attended conferences that incorporated new technologies into "breath related" applications. The first was the International Submarine Air Monitoring and Air Purification (SAMAP) held in Uncasville Connecticut, November 2017, and the second was the Pittcon Conference and Exposition (Pittcon) held in Orlando Florida, February 2018. Herein, we report some of the new topics and ideas encountered, ranging from very specific submarine related respiration issues revolving around carbon dioxide and oxygen from SAMAP to the eclectic topics of analytical chemistry from Pittcon.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/28/2018
Record Last Revised: 07/13/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 341633

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

EXPOSURE METHODS & MEASUREMENT DIVISION