Lead-based Paint

Although lead-based paint was banned in 1978 for residential use by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), lead is still found in many paints available for sale today. CIH Services has provided support services for hundreds of lead-based paint abatement projects including inspections and testing, development of removal specifications, air monitoring and final clearance testing in schools, universities, public buildings, commercial and industrial facilities as well as public housing. The use of an XRF meter greatly enhances the efficiency, turnaround time and cost effectiveness of our lead-based paint surveys.

We also have the capability to test the lead content of soil, ground water, and drinking water. We can also provide testing on waste materials for determination of lead content using the Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP) in accordance with the EPA RCRA regulations.