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Main Title Adjustments to the HUD National Survey Dust Data for Section 403 analyses : final report /
Author Menton, R. G. ; Pate, A. D. ; Gorman, P. G. ;
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. ;Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA 747-R-96-011; EPA-68-D5-0008; EPA-68-D2-0139
Stock Number PB97-135578
OCLC Number 44596372
Subjects Dust ; Lead ; Indoor air pollution ; HUD National Survey Dust Data
Additional Subjects Dust ; Sampling ; Ecological concentration ; Bias ; Lead(Metal) ; Paints ; Soils ; Environmental surveys ; Residential buildings ; Statistical analysis ; Regression analysis ; Data quality ; Laboratory tests ; Vacuum cleaners ; Vacuum filters ; Regulations ; Standards ; Tap weight
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED NPCD EPA 747-R-96-011 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 747-R-96-011 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 747-R-96-011 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 747-R-96-011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/23/2015
NTIS  PB97-135578 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Analyses being conducted to support the rule-making for Section 403 of Title IV of the Toxic Substances and Control Act require information on environmental-lead levels in the national housing stock. The primary source of national environmental-lead levels is the HUD National Survey; however, an issue regarding the quality of dust-lead concentrations for dust samples collected in the HUD National Survey was raised. Only the weight of dust collected in the vacuum cassette was measured; rather than also measuring the amount of dust remaining on the vacuum filter. Dust-lead concentrations were calculated as the total lead found in the tapped-out dust and residual dust on the filter divided by the weight of the tapped-out dust. The dust-lead concentration will be biased if the tapped-out weight underestimates the total dust weight of the sample. The objective of this study was to assess the potential bias and define a way to adjust for it. Laboratory experiments were conducted to generate a database for understanding and addressing the bias, and a regression model developed for correcting the bias was fitted to the laboratory data. Dust-lead concentrations reported in the HUD National Survey were then adjusted using correction factors predicted by the regression model.
"December 1996." "EPA 747-R-96-011."