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Main Title A literature review of wipe sampling methods for chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals /
CORP Author Battelle.; Battelle, Columbus, OH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/004
Stock Number PB2007-106103
OCLC Number 182541109
Additional Subjects Sampling ; Surface contamination ; Exposure ; Toxic substances ; Chemical warfare agents ; Toxicity ; Pesticides ; Wetting agents ; Solvents ; Chemical compounds ; Physical properties ; Literature reviews ; Wipe sampling
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-07-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/20/2018
NTIS  PB2007-106103 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation vii, 39, [5] pages : charts ; 28 cm
Wipe sampling is an important technique for the estimation of contaminant deposition in buildings, homes, or outdoor surfaces as a source of possible human exposure. Numerous methods of wipe sampling exist, and each method has its own specification for the type of wipe, wetting solvent, and determinative step to be used, depending upon the contaminant of concern. The objective of this report is to concisely summarize the findings of a literature review that was conducted to identify the state-of-the-art wipe sampling techniques for a target list of compounds. This report describes the methods used to perform the literature review; a brief review of wipe sampling techniques in general; an analysis of physical and chemical properties of each target analyte; an analysis of wipe sampling techniques for the target analyte list; and a summary of the wipe sampling techniques for the target analyte list, including existing data gaps. In general, no overwhelming consensus can be drawn from the current literature on how to collect a wipe sample for the chemical warfare agents, organophosphate pesticides, and other toxic industrial chemicals of interest to this study. Different methods, media, and wetting solvents have been recommended and used by various groups and different studies. For many of the compounds of interest, no specific wipe sampling methodology has been established for their collection. Before a wipe sampling method (or methods) can be established for the compounds discussed in this report, two steps must be taken: (1) conduct investigative research to fill in the gaps in wipe sampling knowledge, and (2) conduct method validation to optimize the methods.
"EPA/600/R-07/004." "January 2007." "" "Contract no. GS23F0011L-3, task order no. 1125." "Prepared for Stephen Billets." Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-39).