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Main Title Field test of lead-based paint testing technologies : summary report /
Author Cox, David C. ; Dewalt, F. G. ; Haugen, M. M. ; Koyak, R. A. ; Schmehl, R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dewalt, F. G.
Haugen, M. M.
CORP Author QuanTech, Inc., Rosslyn, VA. ;Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.;Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA 747/R-95/002a; EPA-68-D0-0137; EPA/747/R-95/002A; PB97115760
Stock Number PB97-115760
OCLC Number 38241350
Subjects Lead based paint--Testing
Additional Subjects Lead(Metal) ; Paints ; Comparison ; Performance evaluation ; Testing ; Field tests ; Laboratory tests ; X-ray fluoroescence analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Analytical methods ; Sampling ; Level(Quantity) ; Quality control ; Substrates ; Bricks ; Concretes ; Wood ; Plaster ; Metals ; Test kits ; Drywall
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 747-R-95-002a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/17/1998
NTIS  PB97-115760 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xix, 35 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A large field study was conducted to compare three methods commonly used to test for lead in paint: portable X-ray fluoroescence (XRF) instruments, lead paint test kits, and laboratory analysis of paint chip samples. The study concludes that use of K-shell XRFs, with laboratory confirmation of readings designated as inconclusive and with correction of substrate biases where appropriate, is an acceptable way to classify painted architectural components versus the federal threshold of 1.0 mg/sq cm. The study concludes that test kits should not be used to test for lead in paint. No test kit in the study achieved low rates of both false positive and false negative results.
"EPA 747-R-95-002a"--Summary report. Funded by the US EPA and the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Conducted by Midwest Research Inst. and QuanTech under contract to the US EPA. EPA Project leader: John Schwemberger. HUD key staff member: Bill Wisner. EPA Contract No. 68-DO-0137.