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Lead Paint Testing

Lead Paint Testing and Inspections Charlotte NC

CDA provides clients with lead paint testing, lead-based paint inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard screenings, elevated lead blood level (ELB), and clearance sampling utilizing the protocols established by HUD.

Lead-Based Paint Health Effects

Lead-based paint is a major cause in lead poisoning in children. It can lead to irreversible brain damage and can impair mental functioning. It can also lead to poor muscle control, and nerve damage in adults. Lead-based paint is only hazardous if ingested or inhaled. Children often intake lead by eating paint chips, but another way is a less noticeable way. Adults or children can inhale lead that has been accumulating in the form of dust on walls, floors or furniture. Under these conditions children can ingest lead by hand-to-mouth contact.

Lead-Based Paint Information

Lead has been restricted in the use of oil based paints and since approximately two-thirds of the homes built before 1940 and half from 1940-1960 contain high quantities of lead-based paint, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lowered lead content in most kinds of paint to .06% in 1978. This is just a trace of what paints yielded prior to this and it is suggested that homes built prior to 1980 be tested for lead before renovating or if the paint underlying surface is deteriorating.

Testing Methods:
  • X-ray Flourescence
  • Chemical
  • Test Kits Paint Chip Bulk Lab Analysis
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