Published Online: 1 April 1983
Page Count: 6
Forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, National Laboratory Center, Rockville, MD
(Received 13 July 1982; accepted 3 September 1982)
Polyethylene containers are demonstrated to be unsuitable packaging for accelerant evidence collection. Polyethylene's permeability to hydrocarbons makes sample loss and possible contamination significant problems.
Paper ID: JFS11527J