Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Recognized by Nation’s Premier Lead Testing Laboratory
EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to property owners and environmental professional to help prevent lead poisoning.
In April 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule to reduce contamination associated with the removal of lead-based paint chips and dust generated when homes are remodeled. The rule requires training and certification of all remodeling contractors to engage in safe lead paint-handling procedures. The EPA anticipates the rule will further reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in the United States.
EMSL Analytical applauds the EPA’s recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 24–30, 2010, to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. Lead causes a variety of adverse health effects, including brain and nervous system disorders, high blood pressure and hypertension, and reproductive problems. For children, even low levels of exposure to lead can cause a host of developmental effects such as learning disabilities, decreased intelligence and speech, language, and behavioral problems, which can affect children for a lifetime.
“Lead exposure can have serious, life-altering health effects, especially for our children. Those effects are entirely preventable if we take the right steps to raise awareness and give every family the tools they need to protect against lead exposure,” EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said. “It’s vital that we help educate parents and caretakers on the importance of safeguarding children from the dangers of lead in their homes. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week gives us the opportunity to strengthen our prevention efforts and ensure safety year round.”
EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest lead testing laboratories, has an extensive record of providing lead and heavy metal testing services. “EMSL is accredited by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NELAP, NVLAP, AIHA and a number of other regulating bodies,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL. “Simple testing can help ensure a lead free environment and prevent needless cases of lead poisoning.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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