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Byrne, MA
Annals Of Occupational Hygiene
Suction methods for assessing contamination on surfaces
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suction vacuum smair removal efficiency surface sampling dermal exposure DUST LEAD AIRBORNE MODEL
Suction sampling techniques are widely used to assess particulate contamination levels on domestic and occupational surfaces such as floor coverings, but their use for dermal exposure assessment has, to date, been limited, This paper reviews the sampling techniques commonly employed and summarises the range of sampling efficiencies reported in the literature, As there are an extremely large number of key factors influencing the recovery efficiency of suction sampling de, ices, it is recommended that controlled experiments are carried out to evaluate the relative significance of these factors, thus allowing inter-comparison of the data generated in field studies. As the range of applications of suction sampling devices is extensive, the harmonisation of sampling protocols is not considered to be a feasible objective. (C) 2000 British Occupational Hygiene Society. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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