Learn About Lead – What are the Risks and How Can You Take Care of It?

Lead is a naturally occurring element with many beneficial uses. However, it can be extremely toxic to humans and animals, causing a number of serious health problems.

This chemical element is found in our water, soil, and air. In fact, it’s probably even in your home, as lead and components of lead have been used to create countless household products such as paint, cosmetics, gasoline, pipes, ammunition, and ceramics.

Risks Associated with Lead

A number of very serious and dangerous risks are associated with lead. Both children and adults are vulnerable to these hazards and can come in contact with them while doing everyday things from eating and drinking to washing dishes or glasses that contain lead.

Lead can cause a number of health problems in children, including:

  • Delayed growth
  • Lower IQ and Hyperactivity
  • Behavior and learning difficulties
  • Hearing Problems
  • Anemia
  • Seizures, coma, and death (rare, but possible)

Adults exposed to lead can experience:

  • Reduced kidney function
  • Cardiovascular problems, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension
  • Reproductive issues ─ in both men and women

Lead ingestion can cause additional issues for pregnant women, including:

  • Premature birth
  • Decreased growth of the fetus

Tools Designed to Monitor for Metals

At Eco-Rental Solutions, we have a variety of tools to help you monitor lead, such as:

  • Omniguard 4 Differential Pressure Monitor: This instrument is ideal for monitoring and documenting Vacuum and Pressure in a containment area. Ideal for Asbestos, Lead and Mold abatement and Clean Room monitoring.
  • Thermo Niton XRF Analyzer: Use the analyzer’s lead-based paint testing application to check for lead exposure. This instrument offers results in seconds and features a rugged design strong enough to handle real-world industrial environments.

Lead exposure is a serious risk ─ one that you don’t want to take. Contact Eco-Rental Solutions today to find the tools you need to measure and monitor lead. We have chosen what we feel are the best instruments to reliably provide quality data in the rigorous environment of field use. Let us provide your company an efficient user-friendly rental and sales process that will save you time and money.