ASTM developing dermal wipe sample standard
The ASTM International Workplace Air Quality Subcommittee is developing a proposed new technical standard to gain a better understanding of the risks workers face from dermal exposures.
This subcommittee, chaired by Dr. Kevin Ashley of NIOSH, develops voluntary consensus standards for the sampling and analysis of chemical agents related to occupational exposure. The goal of this effort is to create a consensus standard method for sampling and analyzing chemical agents from skin surfaces so that exposure data from different individuals, time, locations and other factors can be compared and contrasted.
For more information, go to www.astm.org/sn-environmental.