ASTM WK21957

    New Test Method for Identification and quantification of lead in paint and other coatings using energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDXRF)

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    1. Scope

    A handheld energy dispersive XRF method for the analysis of lead (in units of mass/area) in paint and other coatings on common toy substrates such as plastic, wood, steel, zinc, aluminum. The method will include screening procedure.

    This standard is needed to support the measurement of lead in paint anc coatings on childrens products as relevant to the CPSIA 2008.


    EDXRF; Lead; toys

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Stanislaw Piorek


    F40 (14-02)

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