Lead-Based Paint Testing


Lead contamination occurs from its historical use in paint and residual presence in dust and soil. Many buildings built before 1978 contain some lead-based paint. Lead-based paint is not hazardous if properly maintained; but, when lead-based paint deteriorates, chalks or is disturbed during renovation, remodeling, or routine maintenance, it creates an invisible, tasteless, and odorless toxic lead dust. Most cases of lead poisoning are caused by exposure to this dust.


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