Leaded Paint

Leaded Paint Services

Lead is a naturally-occurring metal widely distributed in soil and rock, its presence is not unusual. However, concentration of lead in the environment has been found to pose potentially-serious human health consequences. In addition to lead accumulation in surface soil from industrial activities and historical motor vehicle emissions, lead in paint has garnered attention for the potential exposure of building occupants (particularly children) and construction workers.

Widespread regulation of potential lead exposures in the U.S. began in the 1970s as its accumulation in blood and tissues in children and its role in causing brain and nervous system maladies and diminished cognitive function. The building materials containing excess lead to which humans are most likely to be exposed are readily identified and can be properly managed with prudent maintenance and work practices. Targus routinely assists its clients in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to leaded paint, principally driven by standards established by OSHA and HUD.

Our team of licensed risk assessors and inspectors provide:

  • Lead Inspection
  • Lead Risk Assessment
  • Abatement Design and Monitoring, and
  • Guidance to Owners Weighing Management Alternatives