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What digestion procedure was used in your lab?

We used a method following HUD (Housing and Urban Development) guidelines for Lead in Dust Wipes Appendix A-5.0 which references NIOSH 7082. 10 mL of DI water is added to the container with the wipe. Then 2 mL each of hydrochloric and nitric acid are added. The sample is digested at 95 C for 45 minutes. After digestion and cooling, the sample is brought up to 50 mL with DI water. It is now ready for analysis.

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