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Handwipe disclosing method for the presence of lead.

Authors
Esswein EJ; Boeniger M; Ashley K
Source
US Pat 6,248,593 2001 Jun; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20039000
Abstract
A method of detecting lead contamination of a surface is disclosed. A handwipe issued to collect any lead contamination on the surface. The lead is solubilized with an aqueous acid solution and treated with rhodizonate or sulfide anions. A change in color from pink to red, where rhodizonate anions are used, or brown to black, where sulfide anions are used, is indicative of the presence of lead. The method is suitable for testing surfaces such as floors, walls, windowsills, and human skin.
Keywords
Metal-dusts; Metals; Skin-exposure; Decontamination; Analytical-processes; Analytical-chemistry; Lead-compounds; Heavy-metals
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
20010619
Document Type
Patent
Fiscal Year
2001
NIOSH Division
DART; OD; DSHEFS
Source Name
United States Patent 6,248,593
State
CO; OH
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