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Data Quality in Lead Dust Wipe Measurements


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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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