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    Surface and Dermal Sampling

    Brisson Michael, Ashley Kevin
    Published: 2011

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    Get the latest research available on surface and dermal sampling to assess contamination levels and detect harmful agents. Twenty peer-reviewed papers discuss sampling techniques, analytical measurement technologies, reference materials, standardization, occupational hygiene, decontamination methods, and quality assurance.

    Topics cover:

    Standardization Issues—includes papers which summarize current standards for surface and dermal sampling and the need for additional standards, particularly in the area of dermal sampling

    Dermal—addresses contaminants on skin, including sampling, removal, and adherence of contaminated materials to the skin

    Lead—deals with sampling, sample preparation, analytical proficiency testing, and lead dust loadings on surfaces other than skin

    Beryllium—covers beryllium surface contamination in various industries and measurement of beryllium on surface wipe samples

    Asbestos—deals with evaluation of samples collected from surfaces contaminated with asbestos

    Pharmaceuticals—focuses on occupational exposure to pharmaceutical substances, as well as spills and leakage of antibiotics on surfaces

    General Topics—covers investigations of outdoor environmental surface particulate; microbiological contamination on surfaces; assessments of properties contaminated with methamphetamine; and more.

    Table of Contents

    Review of Standards for Surface and Dermal Sampling

    Derivation of Health-Based Screening Levels for Evaluating Indoor Surface Contamination

    Indoor Allergen Surface Sampling Methods and Standards: A Review of the Theory and the Practice

    Evaluation of a Handwipe Disclosing Method for Lead

    Handwipe Method for Removing Lead from Skin

    Development of Two Sample Preparation Methods for Determination of Lead in Composite Dust Wipe Samples

    Improving the Confidence Level in Lead Clearance Examination Results through Modifications to Dust Sampling Protocols

    Pilot Evaluation for Lead-Based Paint Proficiency Testing of Field Portable XRF Instruments

    Beryllium Measurement by Optical Fluorescence in Samples Contaminated by Strongly Fluorescent Impurities

    Beryllium Measurement in Commercially Available Wet Wipes

    The Feasibility of Studying the Health Implications of Surface Beryllium Contamination: A Review of Eight Industries

    Evaluation of Asbestos in Dust on Surfaces by Micro-Vacuum and Wipe Sampling

    Use of the ASTM Inter-Laboratory Studies (ILS) Program in Developing Precision Data for ASTM D5755 — Asbestos in Dust by Microvacuum Sampling

    Developing Acceptable Surface Limits for Occupational Exposure to Pharmaceutical Substances

    Development of a Method for Screening Spill and Leakage of Antibiotics on Surfaces Based on Wipe Sampling and HPLC-MS/MS Analysis

    Screening of Spill and Leakage of Antibiotics in Hospital Wards

    Application of ASTM Standard Practice D6602 in the Investigation of Outdoor Environmental Surface Particulate Including Darkening Agents

    Surface Characterization of Replicate Wood Surfaces for Cleaning Studies

    Assessment of the Bacterial Contamination and Remediation Efficacy After Flooding Using Fluorometric Detection

    Use of Direct Reading Surface Sampling Methods for Site Characterization and Remediation of Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties

    Committee: D22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1533-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8894-5

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7519-8