Applications of X-Ray Diffraction to Analytical Problems of Occupational Health

  • Charles M. Nenadic
  • John V. Crable
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 9)


A review of the application of x-ray diffraction to the analytical problems encountered in an industrial hygiene laboratory is presented. Among these problems are the analysis of bulk, rafter, air-borne dust and biological samples for the presence of minerals which have been implicated as causative agents in silicosis, pneumoconiosis, and other related occupational lung diseases. Film and automatic scanning x-ray diffraction techniques for both qualitative and quantitative analyses of samples mentioned above are discussed. X-ray diffraction is presented as an analytical tool for crystalline substances which are hazards in an occupational environment.


Membrane Filter Method Hydrated Magnesium Silicate Municipal Health Department Settle Dust Sample Standard Powder Sample 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles M. Nenadic
    • 1
  • John V. Crable
    • 1
  1. 1.U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Public Health ServiceBureau of Occupational Safety and HealthCincinnatiUSA

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