Lead Testing and Inspection in Denver, CO
Why Should You Test for Lead?
Exposure to lead can have an adverse effect on almost every organ and system in your body. It can cause abdominal pain, neurologic changes, and irritability.
Exposure to high levels of lead can be fatal.
Children under 6 years of age are at the greatest risk because they are more frequently exposed to lead dust on the ground, on toys, or on any surface they can reach.
A lead inspection easily tells you if you and your family are exposed to lead from lead-based paint.
Where is Lead Found?
If your home or office was built before 1978, there is a high probability it has lead-based paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one the leading causes of lead poisoning.
Lead paint is found in many homes, usually hidden under newer layers of paint. Deteriorating paint is a health hazard and should be tested right away.
You can find lead in your drinking water and household plumbing. Lead can leach into your water as it flows through the plumbing system. You can even find lead in hobby materials like stained glass or glazed pottery.
Possible Sources of Lead Include:
Types of Lead Testing
Testing for lead is performed using non-intrusive machines, paint chip samples, dust wipes, and water sampling.
Lead testing can only be performed accurately by a Certified Lead Testing Professional. Teton Environmental uses a high-powered Viken Pb200i XRF, the most advanced lead paint analyzer in the lead-testing industry.
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