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House Inspection House Layout Inspection Findings Remediation
House: Dates from 1920 s Source: Liesa Collins, artist and painter. Permission for use from the artist.
Layout and Details of Rooms Room Dimensions (ft) Last Update Master Bedroom 14 x 10 1970 Bedroom 2 11 x 10 1970 Bedroom 3 9. 5 x 10 1970 Kitchen 10 x 8 2010 Dining Area 10 x 10 1970 Bathroom 6 x 8 2005
Why Lead Inspection is Important Lead dust in very small amounts (approximately the amount found in a sugar packet) can poison a young child. Older housing used lead-containing paint Lead dust can accumulate, especially in windowsills, window frames, and on floors. Rooms where children play or sleep are of particular concern
Lead Inspection Visual Inspection Lead Test Swabs Lead Dust Wipes Complete Risk Assessment
Visual Inspection http: //www. hud. gov/offices/lead/training/visualassessm ent/h 00101. htm
Swab Testing: If Pink Indicates Lead, Which Tests are Positive? ? Any Ambiguity? ? Source: Korfmacher KS and Dixon S. (2007). “Reliability of spot test kits for detecting lead in household dust. ” Environmental Research 104 241 -249.
Lead Dust Test Watch Video – How to do a Lead Dust Test Source: Maine Public Health Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lead Inspection or Complete Risk Assessment Process Thorough examination of all surfaces Both range in cost from $300 -600 If samples taken to testing laboratory, additional costs Equipment Hand-held X-ray fluorescence paint analyzer (XRF) analyzes paint chips and dust. Should be used by professional Schematic of lead analyzer courtesy of Thermo. Fisher Scientific Company
Complete Risk Assessment— Sources of Information http: //www 2. epa. gov/lead/evaluating-and-eliminatinglead-based-paint-hazards http: //portal. hud. gov/hudportal/HUD? src=/program_offic es/healthy_homes/lbp/hudguidelines
Lead Inspection vs. Risk Analysis Inspection Involves use of X-ray fluorecsence paint analyzer Samples may be taken to testing laboratory Cost ranges from $300 -$450 for 3 bedroom/2 bath house Risk Analysis Visual inspection of house for paint deterioration and chips Identification of areas of risk Cost ranges from $450 -$600 for 3 bedroom/2 bath house
Conduct a Visual Inspection—Using Photos; Rank Lead Risk on the Worksheet Provided Living Room Dining Area Kitchen Bathroom Master Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3
Living Room Window
Dining Area Door
Master Bedroom Door
Master Bedroom Window Sill
Bedroom 1 Door
Window Sill, Trough, and Sash in Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2 Door
Bedroom 2 Window Sill, Trough and Sash
Swab Testing and Wipe Testing Watch this Video!
Swab Tests In House: Compare Swab Results with Lead Data in Results Chart Kitchen Bathroom Master Bedroom 3
Swab Testing Discussion Questions • If the family had relied on the swab data, how would their efforts change? • What are the implications of this differing data?
Discussion: Is a Complete Risk Assessment Necessary? Conclusions from both testing procedures Why/why not?