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Lead


  • Lead Inspections – inspections for lead-based paint, lead in soil and lead in artificial turf
  • Lead risk assessments to determine the actual and potential hazards
  • Clearance testing for lead abatement projects (visual, dust analysis, air analysis)
  • Analysis of paint onsite using HUD approved technology or in the laboratory by HUD and EPA approved methods
  • Renovation assistance for compliance with EPA’s RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) rule by Certified Lead Renovators



Lead is a naturally occurring element which is found worldwide. Lead is a neurotoxin which is especially dangerous to children 6 years of age and under. Exposure to lead may result in behavior problems, reduced IQ and learning disabilities. The most common routes of exposure are ingestion or inhalation of lead-containing dust. Lead was often used in paint prior to 1978.

The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program is an EPA program which became effective April 22, 2010. The RRP Program applies to renovations performed for compensation in target housing and child-occupied facilities. Training, certification and specific work practices are required. Alliance’s certified lead renovators can assist you with RRP compliance.

Certified renovators are responsible for ensuring overall compliance with the RRP Program’s requirements for lead-safe work practices at renovations they are assigned. Alliance has certified renovators on staff to assist you in meeting these requirements.


Any inspection for lead-based paint in target housing (built before 1978) or child- occupied facilities (any building visited by a child 6 years of age and under as follows 3 hours per day for 2 days per week, or 60 hours per year) must be performed by a licensed inspector or risk assessor. Alliance has licensed lead inspectors and certified risk assessors on staff to determine the extent, severity, and location of lead based paint hazards.

Lead is found in numerous products used in our homes, schools and businesses. Products which may contain lead include artificial turf, plastics, imported candy, cosmetics and folk medicines.

Lead testing conducted through the use of HUD approved x-ray fluorescent (XRF) analyzers or NLLAP accredited laboratory.

Visual confirmation and clearance dust wipe sampling conducted per HUD and EPA requirements.

All businesses should be sure to follow OSHA healthy and safety measures. EPA’s lead regulations can be found at 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart E on the EPA website. www.epa.gov

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