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wipe sample

A technique to identify the presence of an allergen, pathogen, or toxin by rubbing a wet cloth on a surface and analyzing the materials it picks up.
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Lead dust wipe samples were collected adjacent to the location of the precleaning dust sample.
On November 28, guided by findings from epidemiologic investigations at the Brentwood PDC, we collected vacuum and moist synthetic 2x2-inch surface wipe samples from all letter-canceling and -sorting machines (13).
For surface wipe samples, in terms of individual asbestos structure counts reported by the laboratory, 585 structures were chrysotile (Figure 3).
Swab and wipe samples were extracted in a laboratory operated by the USPS contractor at the Brentwood facility.
The objective of our study was to determine the relationship between direct X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead concentrations and potentially available lead as indicated by surface wipe samples.
For wipe samples, the solvent used in the wipe sample and the method of extraction may also influence the comparability of results.
anthracis in the facility, which showed widespread contamination of the facility and suggest that wipe samples and high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum samples complement each other in assessing contamination.
To investigate the relationship between the hand samples and wipe samples, the mean of the geometric means of the two wipe sample locations for each home for every sampling date was taken and the ratio of this value to the mean of the geometric means of the hand sample locations for each home was calculated (Table 4).
The descriptive statistics for all LWW wipe sample data collected at baseline are given in Table 1.
The participants took the wipe sample by applying pressure and pulling the wipe over the entire 30 cm section.
Each LWW wipe sample was collected from a different location within each home to prevent the surface activation previously noted by Gurunathan et al.
OEH staff then took a dust wipe sample from the miniblinds to determine if lead found on the surface of the plastic slats could be easily removed and ingested via the child's hand-to-mouth behavior.