Method 5700

Formaldehyde on Dust (Textile or Wood)

This method has been used for the determination of formaldehyde in both textile dusts and wood dusts. Caution should be exercised in the way that data collected with this method are interpreted. These results should be reported separately from vapor-phase formaldehyde exposure data until sufficient data has been collected to allow appropriate epidemiological interpretation of formaldehyde-containing particulate exposures. The working range is 0.0004 to 3.8 mg/m³ for a 1050-L air sample.

(NIOSH Issue 1: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   21 days in cold storage
Preservatives:   Cold storage
Required Preps:   25 mm PVC filter, 5 um pore size
Collection Method:   Institute of Occupational Medicine inhalable dust sampler, 240-1050 L @ 0.002 mg/m³, 2.0 L/min
Analytical Methodology:   HPLC/UV
Documentation:   5700

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.