New Publication on Surface and Dermal Sampling Available from ASTM International

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -A new ASTM International publication, STP 1533, Surface and Dermal Sampling, features the latest research available on surface and dermal sampling to assess contamination levels and detect harmful agents.

STP 1533 includes 20 peer-reviewed papers that discuss sampling techniques, analytical measurement technologies, reference materials, standardization, occupational hygiene, decontamination methods, and quality assurance. Topics cover:

Standardization Issues-includes papers which summarize current standards for surface and dermal sampling and the need for additional standards, particularly in the area of dermal sampling

Dermal-addresses contaminants on skin, including sampling, removal, and adherence of contaminated materials to the skin

Lead-deals with sampling, sample preparation, analytical proficiency testing, and lead dust loadings on surfaces other than skin

Beryllium-covers beryllium surface contamination in various industries and measurement of beryllium on surface wipe samples

Asbestos-deals with evaluation of samples collected from surfaces contaminated with asbestos

Pharmaceuticals-focuses on occupational exposure to pharmaceutical substances, as well as spills and leakage of antibiotics on surfaces

General Topics-covers investigations of outdoor environmental surface particulate; microbiological contamination on surfaces; assessments of properties contaminated with methamphetamine; and more

STP 1533, Surface and Dermal Sampling, is available for $90 USD in print (310 pages; 6" x 9" soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7519-8; Stock #: STP1533) or as an e-book (ISBN: -0-8031-8894-5; Stock #: STP1533-EB).

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