Licensed Environmental Consultant Providing Lead Services
Does your building contain dangerous lead particles? Lead is a hazardous element that has been used in paint, pipes and industrial machinery throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Although lead is no longer as widely used as it once was, particularly in construction materials, many California buildings contain lead in amounts that make it a potential health risk for employees and building inhabitants.
Overexposure to lead, whether via air or water, can lead to a number of major health issues. Exposure to very high levels of lead can cause brain damage and can, in some cases, even lead to death.
Ensuring that your workplace is free of lead is one of the most important aspects of creating a healthy environment. Our experienced team offers lead services ranging from OSHA worker exposure inspections to detailed lead risk assessments.
What are the health effects of lead?
Although lead is an element that occurs in nature, it’s extremely dangerous to the human body when it’s ingested. Overexposure to lead can lead to a range of health issues, including brain damage and death.
Humans can be exposed to lead in a variety of ways. Some of the most common ways humans become exposed to lead are through the ingestion of contaminated water or by accidentally inhaling lead particles used in paints.
Lead poisoning can range from light to severe. Symptoms of exposure to lead range from stomach pain and constipation to hearing and vision issues, heightened blood pressure levels, potentially serious nerve damage and more.
Serious lead poisoning can result in damage to the liver and kidneys, as well as brain damage. Lead is particularly dangerous to children, and has the potential to result in death in both children and adults exposed to high quantities of the element.
Is your building at risk?
One of the most common causes of lead poisoning is exposure to lead through lead-based paint. Lead-based paint can contaminate soil, water and other substances in its immediate area, resulting in poisoning in humans that come into contact with it.
Lead-based paint was used heavily in buildings constructed prior to 1978. Buildings built prior to the 1950s have the highest risk factor for lead, as lead-based paint was the primary type of paint used during this time period.
Older buildings are also more likely to have lead in other areas. Many older building pipes were soldered together using lead as a material, making their drinking water a potential source of lead poisoning.
Our lead certification services
We offer a range of lead certification and inspection services for your building. Our experienced team offered tailored lead inspection and management services so that your business never pays more than it needs to for expert, actionable help.
Our lead certification, inspection, oversight and monitoring services include all of the following:
• Lead in paint survey
• HUD level XRF inspection
• Lead risk assessments
• Remediation oversight
• Air, chip, wipe and soil lead content sampling
• Scheduled re-inspection for schools, government and private entities
• Potable water sampling
• Lead training services
Contact us to learn more
Are you concerned about lead poisoning in your home or workplace? Lead can be a serious health risk, making it important to have your building inspected in order to ensure there are no risks to its occupants.
Contact us now to learn more about our lead services or to schedule an inspection for your business.