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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
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
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.
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.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
EXPOSURE METHODS & MEASUREMENT DIVISION