Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 15 OF 37
|Main Title||Field evaluation of a high volume surface sampler for pesticides in floor dust /|
|Author||Budd, W. T. ; Roberts, J. W. ; Ruby, M. G.|
|CORP Author||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Environmetrics, Seattle, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Methods Research and Development Division,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/3-90/030; EPA-68-02-4544|
|Additional Subjects||Samplers ; Dust ; Residential buildings ; Exposure ; Children ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Skin diseases ; Collecting methods ; Floors ; Concentration(Composition) ; Field tests ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Photographs ; Tables(Data) ; Questionnaires ; Indoor air pollution ; Pesticide residues ; Path of pollutants ; Jacksonville(Florida)|
|Collation||54 pages ; 28 cm|
House dust and the pollutants carried with it are important contributors to total exposure through the pathways of ingestion, inhalation, and skin penetration, especially for small children. Pesticides may be one of the more important contaminants of house dust. The report describes a pilot study conducted in 9 homes in Jacksonville, Florida, which provides preliminary information on the pesticide content of floor dust. Both the questionnaire developed for the Nonoccupational Pesticide Exposure Study (NOPES) and a supplemental questionnaire were administered in each household to develop information on pesticide usage and other variables that might be related to the floor dust samples. All samples were collected from carpeted surfaces. The samples were analyzed for 33 pesticides by GC/ECD and GC/MS following the NOPES standard procedures. On average, 7 to 8 target pesticides were observed in the indoor air samples and 11 to 12 in the floor dust. The most consistently observed pesticides were chlorpyrifos, with a median concentration of about 5 ppm in the dust, and chlordane, with a median concentration of approximately 6 ppm.
"EPA/600/3-90/030." Includes bibliographical references. "March 1990." "Final report Jan 1, 1988 - August 1988." "Contract no. 68-02-4544." Microfiche.