Silicone Wristbands as Personal Passive Samplers Public Deposited

The author has paid this publisher's Open Access fee.

This is the publisher’s final pdf. The published article is copyrighted by the American Chemical Society and can be found at:


Attribute NameValues
Abstract or Summary
  • Active-sampling approaches are commonly used for personal monitoring, but are limited by energy usage and data that may not represent an individual’s exposure or bioavailable concentrations. Current passive techniques often involve extensive preparation, or are developed for only a small number of targeted compounds. In this work, we present a novel application for measuring bioavailable exposure with silicone wristbands as personal passive samplers. Laboratory methodology affecting precleaning, infusion, and extraction were developed from commercially available silicone, and chromatographic background interference was reduced after solvent cleanup with good extraction efficiency (>96%). After finalizing laboratory methods, 49 compounds were sequestered during an ambient deployment which encompassed a diverse set of compounds including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), consumer products, personal care products, pesticides, phthalates, and other industrial compounds ranging in log K[subscript ow] from −0.07 (caffeine) to 9.49 (tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate). In two hot asphalt occupational settings, silicone personal samplers sequestered 25 PAHs during 8- and 40-h exposures, as well as 2 oxygenated-PAHs (benzofluorenone and fluorenone) suggesting temporal sensitivity over a single work day or week (p < 0.05, power =0.85). Additionally, the amount of PAH sequestered differed between worksites (p < 0.05, power = 0.99), suggesting spatial sensitivity using this novel application.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
  • O'Connell, S. G., Kincl, L. D., & Anderson, K. A. (2014). Silicone wristbands as personal passive samplers. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(6), 3327-3335. doi:10.1021/es405022f
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Peer Reviewed


In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 10/27/2017 Default

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley