Lead speciation in indoor dust: a case study to assess old paint contribution in a Canadian urban house.

@article{Beauchemin2011LeadSI,
  title={Lead speciation in indoor dust: a case study to assess old paint contribution in a Canadian urban house.},
  author={Suzanne Beauchemin and Lachlan C W Maclean and Pat E Rasmussen},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={343-52}
}
Residents in older homes may experience increased lead (Pb) exposures due to release of lead from interior paints manufactured in past decades, especially pre-1960s. The objective of the study was to determine the speciation of Pb in settled dust from an urban home built during WWII. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and micro-X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses were performed on samples of paint (380-2,920 mg Pb kg(-1)) and dust (200-1,000 mg Pb kg(-1)) collected prior to renovation… CONTINUE READING

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