Data Quality in Lead Dust Wipe Measurements


Courtesy of Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers

Considerable investment has been made in studies to determine the usefulness of fieldportable XRF for the analysis of dust wipes on-site. With an estimated 38 million (40%) of housing units in the United States having Lead Based Paint inside the dwelling, outside the dwelling, or both,1 this is an issue that has a significant effect on public health policy.

A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati determined that “Providing site specific recommendations to a family while public health staff are already at the home site can often be more efficient and helpful to the family and others involved.

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