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Main Title Comparison of methods to determine dislodgeable residue transfer from floors /
Author Camann, D. E. ; Harding, H. J. ; Geno, P. W. ; Agrawal, S. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Harding, H. G.
Agrawal, S. R.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/R-96/089; EPA-68-DO-0007
Stock Number PB96-196712
Subjects Geno, P.W.
Additional Subjects Pesticide residues ; Carpets ; Floors ; Removal ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Environmental transport ; Surfaces ; Environmental monitoring ; Methodology ; Skin contact
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-196712 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 122 pages ; 28 cm
Three methods were evaluated for measurement of freshly-applied pesticide residues on carpeted and vinyl floors. Tests were conducted to determine the relative performance of the three methods for removal of dislodgeable residues and to compare them with human skin. The Dow drag sled and the Southwest Research Institute polyurethane foam (PUF) roller performed better than the California cloth roller. Moistening the sampling media increased the transfer by the drag sled and the PUF roller, but substantially increased measurement variability. An isopropanol handwipe method efficiently removed dried pesticide residues from the hands of volunteers (104% of chlorpyrifos, 92% of pyrethrin I).
"August 1996." "EPA/600/R-96/089." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.