Why is Lead in paint?
Lead was used in paint to help speed up the drying process but also for visual properties. It also increased the durability of paint once applied.
Why test for Lead in paint?
The body can absorb lead that is breathed in, such as in the form of dust or fumes and if you swallow anything containing lead.
Exposure can lead to changes in your blood which may cause anaemia and it can have effects on your nervous system and kidneys.
Who should test?
Those at the highest risk of exposure are those that carry out industrial processes such as blast/burning removal of lead paint, lead smelting and many more that create lead dust, vapour or fumes.
However, even individuals or contractors stripping lead paint from windows, doors and frames from homes and workplaces can lead to exposure.
What we can offer:
Envirochem can offer UKAS accredited Lead in paint analysis and we can attend site and sample for you or alternatively we offer self-sampling kits for you to sample yourself to send to us for analysis.
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