Lead Paint Inspections and Risk Assessments
Lead Paint remains in approximately 74 percent of all housing built before 1978. It was commonly added to house paint until 1978 when the Consumer Product Safety Commission restricted the amount of lead added to household paint.The chipping, peeling or chalking of lead paint is a common source of lead dust. Fine lead dust, is created when painted surfaces rub against each other, such as where windows or doors open and close. This lead paint dust gathers on floors, carpeting and windowsills. Lead dust is also created after lead painted walls have been disturbed through remodeling or repainting. This dust is then easily collected on hands, feet, skin, and ingested by infants, children and adults.
Lead paint dust is the most common source of lead exposure for children. Lead is particularly dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do. Also their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. Triangle Environmental Science and Engineering Inc. has been providing professional environmental services to central and south central Missouri for over 25 years. We are Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services certified to conduct Professional Lead Based Paint Inspections and Risks Assessments and would like to help with any environmental evaluation.