The real estate market is booming as many purchases and renovations are taking place. If you are planning to upgrade the look of your older building or dwelling, you may want to consider implementing a soil sampling and testing program as a part of your renovation budget. According to the EPA, if your home was built before 1978, it is more likely to have lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-based paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead and other heavy metals can leech into your soil from chipped paint and lead to poisoning over time.
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Symptoms of Lead Poisoning and Testing Soil
Symptoms of lead poisoning range from:
- Developmental Delays (Learning and Cognition in children)
- Abdominal Pain
- Neurologic Changes
- Fatal at high levels
Soil is often the main carrier of potentially hazardous metals, therefore, if you have concerns about the potential of lead and other pollutants in your residential property, apartment complex, school, daycare, community center, or other area feel free to consult the guide below for tips on implementing a soil sampling program and sending samples to Adamson Analytical Laboratories for analysis.
Soil Sampling and Testing for Residential Properties Guide
Full Guide Below:
Testing Your Soil for Lead
Adamson Analytical can quantify your soil for evaluation purposes down to a level of 10ppm (parts per million). The legal screening limit is 80ppm. Contact us now to see if you also qualify for free sample pickup in the Southern California area.
Adamson Analytical Laboratories
220 Crouse Drive
Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 549-9657