The consequences of exposure to lead have been well documented. These include occupational exposures as well as other means of toxic transport in residential houses, playgrounds, and before, during, and after remediation. Research suggests that the primary sources of lead exposure are: deteriorating lead-based paint, lead contaminated dust, and lead contaminated residential soil.
In order to protect individuals from exposure to lead hazards and our clients from potential liabilities, FES provides comprehensive risk assessments for multifamily housing, schools, day care centers, facility owners and managers, developers, and potential buyers.
FES’s IDPH-Certified Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors perform surveys to meet various OSHA, HUD, and EPA regulatory requirements using both destructive and nondestructive XRF Spectrum Analyzer sampling.
FES uses a variety of methods to sample for lead including a XRF Spectrum Analyzer. The XRF analyzer provides reading in 30 seconds without disturbing or damaging the surface, significantly reducing survey fees.
Before demolition of a building can take place, FES will perform a toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) to determine if the waste must be disposed of as a hazardous material or as regular construction debris.
Abatement project monitors provide oversight during lead abatement activities, perform air sampling, and post abatement visual and wipe sampling for final clearance of work areas. We also test for lead in soil, dust, and water.
Farmer Environmental Services
Edwardsville, IL 618-656-6988