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Title: Lead Field Sample Guide
 

FIELD SAMPLING GUIDE

PROCEDURE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD SAMPLING
 


The following field sampling guide is designed for use as a reference for the field sampling consultant. It summarizes procedures and techniques for the sampling of lead in soil, paint, air and wipes as they impact the analytical procedures.

For additional information on field sampling equipment, field health and safety, certain regulatory requirements for field sampling , sampling strategies and data interpretation, refer to the appropriate documented methodology and/or regulatory agency.

Matrix

Method

Collection Type

Recommended Volume

Preservation

Blanks

Comments

Soil

SW 846-7000B

Jar, heavy mil zip lock bag

300gms. (approx 1 cup)

NA

NA

 

Paint

SW 846-7000B

Heavy mil zip lock bag

Minimum 0.05gms. (approx. 2 square inches)

NA

Non-LBP in the general vicinity of the sampling

 

Wipe

SW 846-7000B

Sampling wipes meeting ASTM standard E1792.

(wipes are available at:

PaceWipes – 919 467 0466

Palintest USA – 800 835 9629

Ghost Wipes – 800 343 5319

1 ft2 total area sampled

NA

Same type wipe as used in sampling

Under the AIHA Accreditation Program, the lab must report data for each individual sample as submitted. Reporting Composite results are not acceptable.

The final report will include a disclaimer if samples are submitted on non-ASTM wipes

 

Air

NIOSH 7082

.8 micron cellulose ester filter

200 – 1200 liters @ flow rate 1-4 L/min

NA

Unsampled cassette

 

 


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