Lab Services: Lead Testing
High concentrations of lead are very dangerous to human health, especially after a prolonged period of exposure. Unfortunately, our society wasn’t entirely aware of this fact until more recent years and lead paints, and other lead based products were once commonplace in Vancouver and British Colombia.. Because of this, many older offices, homes, and even schools are victims of lead contamination.
Lead Exposure Symptoms
Many industrial processes still use lead today but it is a substance that needs to be avoided, especially by young children. Symptoms of exposure to lead can include:
- Developmental delays and learning disabilities
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Mood disorders and memory loss
- Increased chances of miscarriage and premature birth
- Lead Testing Services
At ACM Environmental, our highly trained laboratory technicians provide a range of sampling options to ensure the safety of children, and adults, in areas that may have been contaminated by high lead concentrations.
We have pulled samples from a variety of substances and we are able to provide dust wipe, and airborne testing to ensure the safe lead levels in:
- Paint chips
- Airborne particles
- Potable water
- Waste water
*for high lead content paints, we provide leachability tests so that materials are disposed of properly. We also offer disposal services for dangerous materials.
Canada has had tight standards for lead in household products since 1991 but many houses and businesses across British Colombia were built long before these new practices were adopted. That is why homes and businesses that are older than 15 years need to be examined for possible lead contamination. Our team of highly trained laboratory analysts is dedicated to providing Vancouver and the rest of British Colombia with high quality analysis and fast turnaround times.
Contact us for more about lead sample analysis, and lead removal, and safety information.