ASTM International - ASTM D5438-00
Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust for Chemical Analysis
|Publication Date:||10 March 2000|
|ICS Code (Stationary source emissions):||13.040.40|
1.1 This practice covers a procedure for the collection of a sample of dust from carpets and bare floors that can be analyzed for lead, pesticides, or other chemical compounds and elements.
1.2 This practice is applicable to a variety of carpeted and bare floor surfaces. It has been tested for level loop and plush pile carpets and bare wood floors, specifically.
1.3 This practice is not intended for the collection and evaluation of dust for the presence of asbestos fibers.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.