Evaluation of airborne particulate matter and metals data in personal, indoor and outdoor environments using ED-XRF and ICP-MS and co-located duplicate samples
Jianjun Niu, Pat E Rasmussen, Amanda Wheeler, Ron Williams, Marc Chenier
Atmospheric Environment | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2010
Thanks to Michelle Nugent, Alain Filiatreault and Keith Van Ryswyk for assistance in the field and PM mass measurements, to Prof Iris Xu, Angelos Anastassopoulos, and Hongyu You for access to their homes for the duplicate study, to H. David Gardner for element database management and analysis, to the Windsor Study participants for access to their backyards for the two-week sampling, and to Dr. Peter Chapman, Dr. Xinghua Fan, and Zhiyun jin for helpful reviews of an earlier version of the manuscript. Bob Kellogg of Alion Science and Technology is acknowledged for performing the ED-XRF analysis. We gratefully acknowledge funding support from Health Canada Safe Environments Program and the NSERC MITHE Strategic Network (www.mithe-sn.org). Although this work was reviewed by the US EPA and approved for publication, it does not necessarily reflect official Agency policy.