Anesthetic Gas Diffusion Tubes / Passive Samplers

Anesthetic Gas Diffusion Tubes

Anesthetic Gas Diffusion Tubes / Passive Samplers

Many professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists and vets use anaesthetic gases on a regular basis. Continuous exposure to these gases can be harmful, so monitoring of both personal exposure and ambient concentrations is important.

Potential implications of continual worker exposure to anaesthetic gases:

  • Respiratory irritation, e.g. coughing.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Reproductive effects.


  • Long-term monitoring of ambient concentrations
  • Personal exposure monitoring for healthcare professionals and vets – eight-hour monitoring periods for comparison with time-weighted average exposure limits
  • Pumped or passive sampling


DIFMLS5A – Nitrous oxide sampling tube and analysis
DIFCHR-106 – Tube hire for measuring Isoflurane, Desflurane, Halothane, Sevoflurane and Enflurane
DIFVOCA5 – Semi-quantitative analysis of Isoflurane, Desflurane, Halothane, Sevoflurane and/or Enflurane
DIF8000 – VOC tube mounting clip for indoor air monitoring.
DIF8001 – Pocket clip for personal exposure monitoring.
DIFPUMP – Pump hire for 21 day period (optional).

Ormantine USA, Ltd. | Environmental Monitoring Division | Peristaltic Pump Tubing Division