Lead Testing

Lead can be hidden within many different areas of your home or office.  Once lead has been ingested or absorbed, it is nearly impossible for your body to get rid of it.
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About Lead

Lead can be found in paint, dust, and water.  Growing bodies absorb lead more quickly and therefore it is especially important to be aware of if you are planning to become pregnant, about to bring home a new baby, or have young children already.

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Where is lead found?


Lead can be hidden in many different areas of your home or office. Here are a few common sources: - Paint - Batteries - Cosmetics - Gasoline - Toys - Pipes - Furniture - Solder - Ceramics - Ammunition




Who is at risk?


Children and Pregnant Women are most at risk. Children: - Growing bodies absorb more - Developing brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects - Putting their hands and objects in their mouths increases exposure levels - Eating or drinking from plates and cups containing lead - Playing on floors and window sills containing a higher level of lead dust Adults are at increased risk when: - Eating or drinking from plates and cups containing lead - Breathing lead dust during renovation or repair work - Working in a job or hobby where lead is prevalent




How can I minimize the risk of lead exposure?


The most important factor to reducing the risk for potential lead poisoning it to find it early. Testing for potential hazards and keeping the indoor environment clean are key to preventing lead related issues. Additional precautions that can be taken: - Have your home or office tested for lead - Fix any potential hazards - Regularly check for deteriorating paint - Wipe down window areas frequently - Mop floors weekly - Clean carpets and floors - Dust walls and other painted surfaces - Test for lead-based paint before home renovations - Test children under the age of 6 for lead





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Having concerns about the safety of your home or business can be overwhelming. Each situation is unique and therefore finding answers that provide some peace-of-mind can be difficult.

 

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Lead Testing

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Lead can be tested in paint, dust, water, soil and air. The lab analysis will show whether lead is present as well as the levels present in the specific source.

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Where is lead found?


Lead can be hidden in many different areas of your home or office. Here are a few common sources: - Paint - Batteries - Cosmetics - Gasoline - Toys - Pipes - Furniture - Solder - Ceramics - Ammunition




Who is at risk?


Children and Pregnant Women are most at risk. Children: - Growing bodies absorb more - Developing brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects - Putting their hands and objects in their mouths increases exposure levels - Eating or drinking from plates and cups containing lead - Playing on floors and window sills containing a higher level of lead dust Adults are at increased risk when: - Eating or drinking from plates and cups containing lead - Breathing lead dust during renovation or repair work - Working in a job or hobby where lead is prevalent




How can I minimize the risk of lead exposure?


The most important factor to reducing the risk for potential lead poisoning it to find it early. Testing for potential hazards and keeping the indoor environment clean are key to preventing lead related issues. Additional precautions that can be taken: - Have your home or office tested for lead - Fix any potential hazards - Regularly check for deteriorating paint - Wipe down window areas frequently - Mop floors weekly - Clean carpets and floors - Dust walls and other painted surfaces - Test for lead-based paint before home renovations - Test children under the age of 6 for lead





Lead Regulations

New York City has recently lowered lead-based paint thresholds and increased laws and regulations. It is crucial for property owners to understand the new laws in order to stay compliant and avoid unnecessary fines.

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Keep on top of your lead paint hazard requirements.

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Know the requirements and deadlines for your mandated XRF inspections!