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Lead-Based Paint Testing Laboratory

Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/28/2017
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Multiple Bay Area Construction Firms Fined for Lead Paint Violations
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards to protect workers and keep companies in regulatory compliance.

San Leadro, CA, March 28, 2017  

Recently, the San Francisco Examiner published a story about 11 constructions firms in the Bay Area that were cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the previous year for lead paint violations. These firms were penalized $80,000 for violations that could have exposed workers or the public to lead-based paint hazards.

In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but the EPA states that if a home was built before that time, there is a good chance it still has lead-based paint. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning. Any construction, renovation and demolition activities in these homes or buildings could expose workers and the public to lead hazards if the proper safety precautions have not been put into place.

“Lead paint is still present in countless homes, apartments and buildings across California, sometimes even under layers of newer paint,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “When these are disturbed or degrade over time, they can become a health concern. This is why there are regulations in place to mitigate these exposure risks during construction projects.”

To prevent lead poisoning exposure risks and to help keep companies across California in compliance with lead-based paint regulations, EMSL offers analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits. Because children are often the most vulnerable to lead poisoning hazards, EMSL has also sponsored an educational video about protecting children from lead poisoning that can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsv3G6LSQ1E.

To learn more about lead or other indoor air quality, occupational and environmental testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, email info@EMSL.com or call (800) 220-3675. For access to a Lead in Paint & Dust Test Kit, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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