ASTM D7822 - 13

    Standard Practice for Dermal Wipe Sampling for the Subsequent Determination of Metals and Metalloids

    Active Standard ASTM D7822 | Developed by Subcommittee: D22.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.07


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is intended for the collection of samples of skin contamination to be used for the estimation of dermal exposure to metals and metalloids. The practice is meant for use in the collection of dermal samples that are of interest in hazard evaluation, risk assessment, or other purposes. This practice is meant to provide a standardized means for estimating exposures to body parts that are potentially exposed via dermal contact with airborne or surface contaminants, or both.

    5.2 The techniques described in this practice may not accurately reflect the transferability or bioavailability of metal or metalloid residues by way of dermal contact.

    5.3 Additional information on the principles and methods for the measurement of dermal exposure can be found in ISO 14294.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes a procedure for the wet wiping of potentially exposed skin of workers for the subsequent determination of metals and metalloids.

    Note 1For guidance on collection of wipe samples on surfaces other than skin, refer to Guide D7659.

    1.2 This practice does not address the sampling design criteria that are used for hazard evaluation, risk assessment, or other purposes.

    1.3 This practice contains notes that are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of this practice.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.5 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This practice cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This practice is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this practice be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects. The word “Standard” in the title means only that the practice has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D4840 Guide for Sample Chain-of-Custody Procedures

    D6966 Practice for Collection of Settled Dust Samples Using Wipe Sampling Methods for Subsequent Determination of Metals

    D7144 Practice for Collection of Surface Dust by Micro-vacuum Sampling for Subsequent Metals Determination

    D7659 Guide for Strategies for Surface Sampling of Metals and Metalloids for Worker Protection

    D7707 Specification for Wipe Sampling Materials for Beryllium in Surface Dust

    E1792 Specification for Wipe Sampling Materials for Lead in Surface Dust

    ISO and European Standards

    EN1540 Workplace exposure--Terminology

    EN689 Workplace Atmospheres--Guidance for the Assessment of Exposure by Inhalation to Chemical Agents for Comparison with Limit Values and Measurement Strategy Available from European Committee for Standardization (CEN), Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.cen.eu.

    ISO14294 Workplace atmospheres--Measurement of dermal exposure--Principles and methods Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.30 (Workplace atmospheres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41104000(Sampling equipment)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7822-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7822-13, Standard Practice for Dermal Wipe Sampling for the Subsequent Determination of Metals and Metalloids, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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