Lead in Food

POSTED BY on Sep 16 under Lead Inspection

I recently tested some Turmeric (a spice used in curries etc.) for a customer of mine. Her family had recently had their blood tested and they all had elevated blood lead levels, her young sons  was well over 5 micro-grams of lead per deciliter of blood (lead poisoning level). She routinely received the spice from […]

Lead Paint Inspection San Jose CA

POSTED BY on Jan 3 under Lead Inspection San Jose CA

I did my first lead inspection of  2013 in San Jose Yesterday.  I’m happy to say that the house is free of  lead-based paint. This San Jose home was built in 1971 on the east side of San Jose. It was recently purchased by a young couple who are expecting their first child. They wanted […]

Lead Paint Inspection In Older Homes

POSTED BY on Mar 24 under Lead Inspection

I inspected this home in Vallejo  built in 1925 .  Contractors I’ve been talking to have concluded everything built before 1950 is full of lead-based paint. I found that  most of the exterior components of this property did contain lead-based paint. Testing the interior of this house revealed some nice surprises. There is a lot […]

Lead Paint Inspection

POSTED BY on Mar 3 under Lead Inspection

A couple with a six month old baby has  just leased this home.  During their son’s six month well check they were informed of the hazards of lead-based paint. Concerned for their baby’s health they decided to test for lead. Last week I tested their home for lead-based paint. Built in 1976 this house was […]

Testing Projects for Lead Paint

POSTED BY on Feb 4 under Lead Inspection

I’ve spent a lot of time lately talking to contractors about testing their projects for lead paint. The EPA’s new Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) which became effective April 22’nd 2010 requires all contractors working on residences built prior to 1978 to be certified in safe lead work practices and registered […]

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