Comparison of techniques to reduce residential lead dust on carpet and upholstery: the new jersey assessment of cleaning techniques trial.

@article{Yiin2002ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of techniques to reduce residential lead dust on carpet and upholstery: the new jersey assessment of cleaning techniques trial.},
  author={Lih-Ming Yiin and George G. Rhoads and David Q. Rich and Junfeng Zhang and Zhipeng Bai and John L. Adgate and Peter J. Ashley and Paul J. Lioy},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2002},
  volume={110},
  pages={1233 - 1237}
}
High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaners are recommended by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for cleaning lead-contaminated house dust. We performed a randomized field study to determine whether a conventional (non-HEPA) vacuum cleaner could achieve cleaning results comparable with those of a HEPA vacuum cleaner. We compared the lead loading reductions of these two vacuum cleaners in a total of 127 New Jersey homes of lead-exposed children. We used wet… CONTINUE READING
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