Hi all -
I'm doing a lit review for a project and am hoping you can help.
I'm seeking published literature that evaluates commercially available low-cost lead screen products.
- Products like the 3M test swabs or the First Alert test kit (for paint/surfaces)
- Products like the Water Safe colorimetric strips (for water)
Note: These are not mail-in services, but rather at-the-source screeners.
I have found one peer reviewed article, but it's 20 years old. And I have found MANY articles in consumer-facing outlets like Popular Science and Real Simple magazine, etc, but those are of consumers doing their own "tests". No real scientific rigor. There is also this EPA website, but it's not even close to covering the market.
Do you know of any published papers on the topic? (Including any put out by a gov agency) If so, please do share them here.
I'd also accept write-ups that aren't in peer-reviewed outlets but clearly document methods that hold scientific water.