wipe sample


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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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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.
The last deviation was that arsenic-spiked wipe samples were not submitted blindly to the lab but were spiked in the laboratory.
Results from wipe samples need to be considered carefully, because the method of collection, such as a handwipe versus a solvent wash, may affect the amount of pesticide removed from a hand.
At the baseline visit, the field staff first obtained consent and then collected dust wipe samples from several windowsills and floor surfaces.
All digested wipe samples were analyzed for lead according to Standard Method 3113B (Clesceri, Greenberg, & Eaton, 1998) for electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (EAAS).
The LWW wipe sample results obtained from the samples collected in the main play areas (A) and bedroom areas (B) are found in Tables 3 and 4, respectively.
The 2001 formative data collection took place in the participants' home when at least one child in the target age range was present and consisted of an interviewer-administered questionnaire of fixed-response and open-ended questions, collection of wipe samples, and observations of the residence and neighborhood.
Recovery of chlorfenvinphos generally ranged from 75 to 150%, suggesting that each wipe sample was extracted well.
In addition to the floor wipes, one wipe sample was taken from an outside wall in Whitney Pier (outside NOCO) facing the steel plant site.