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This test method covers the sampling and analysis of indoor atmospheres for residues of chlordane and heptachlor.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D22 on Air Quality, this test method was withdrawn in September 2011 since the use of the termiticides chlordane and heptachlor was discontinued over 30 years ago and residues of these chemicals in and around a household are expected to be undetectable.
1.1 This test method covers the sampling and analysis of indoor atmospheres for residues of chlordane and heptachlor.
1.2 This test method is based upon the collection of chlordane and heptachlor from air onto polyurethane foam (PUF) and analysis by gas chromatography coupled with electron capture detection.
1.3 This test method is applicable to concentrations of chlordane varying from 0.1 to 100 g/m3 and heptachlor varying from 0.01 to 80.0 g/m3 with sampling periods to collect at least 0.25 m3 of air. Detection limits will depend upon the conditions of the gas chromatography (GC) and the length of the sampling period.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
D3686 Practice for Sampling Atmospheres to Collect Organic Compound Vapors (Activated Charcoal Tube Adsorption Method)
D3687 Practice for Analysis of Organic Compound Vapors Collected by the Activated Charcoal Tube Adsorption Method
D4185 Practice for Measurement of Metals in Workplace Atmospheres by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
D4861 Practice for Sampling and Selection of Analytical Techniques for Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Air
E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships
EPA MethodsCompendium of Methods for the Determination to Tox
Other DocumentsIndoor Sampling Guidelines for Termiticides
ASTM D4947-05, Standard Test Method for Chlordane and Heptachlor Residues in Indoor Air (Withdrawn 2011), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top