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Now You Can Understand Lead!

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to understand lead . In this blog post we’ll share all things you need to know about Lead project.


What is Lead?

  1. Heavy, bluish-gray metal

  2. Occurs naturally in the earth

  3. Usually combined with two or more elements to form a compound

What are its properties?

  1. Resistant to corrosion

  2. Easily molded and shaped

  3. Can be combined with other metals to form alloys

Where can you find it?

Where is lead commonly found in the environment ?

Especially in soils close to:

  1. Roadways

  2. Older houses

  3. Old orchards

  4. Mining areas

  5. Industrial sites

  6. Power plants

  7. Incinerators

  8. Landfills

  9. Hazardous waste sites

Best practices

In working with lead in any form, at a minimum, you should wear gloves, either latex or leather, and safety goggles.

Some tasks may require disposable coveralls, a half-face respirator with a HEPA filter and possibly steel-toed shoes. In all cases, wash hands immediately after working with lead.


References

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1025: www.osha.gov

EPA 40 CFR Part 745: www.epa.gov

National Lead Information Center: 800-424-5323


If you should have any questions or need assistance with your lead project, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation


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