lead monitoring Articles

  • Lead Monitoring

    New lead standards are going to require new sampling methods. Fortunately, the latest samplers are making those requirements easier to cope with. Careful planning and research will produce valid, defensible results, while improvements in monitoring technology have increased the effectiveness and accuracy of modern high volume samplers. Today's samplers can save time and money, providing useful ...


    By American Ecotech LLC

  • Noise induced hearing loss: how can you start monitoring your workforce?

    An estimated 20,000 people working during the last year suffered from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), new as well as longstanding cases, caused or made worse by work.[1]The cause of NIHL is preventable but the affects are permanent, resulting in life changing injuries that can seriously impair a workers’ quality of life. Industries with the highest incidences of NIHL include ...


    By Casella

  • UK experience in the monitoring and control of lead in drinking water

    At the zonal scale (e.g. a city or town), random daytime (RDT) sampling succeeded in demonstrating both the need for corrective action and the benefits of optimised orthophosphate dosing for plumbosolvency control, despite initial concerns about sampling reproducibility. Stagnation sampling techniques were found to be less successful. Optimised treatment measures to minimise lead in drinking ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • Expanding lead monitoring in support of EPA`s revised NAAQS

    On October 15, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) substantially strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead. The revised standards are 10 times lower than the previous standards and will improve health protection for at-risk groups with a particular focus on children. In conjunction with this strengthening of the lead NAAQS, EPA changed the existing ...

  • SENSPOL evaluation of Cadmium, Lead and Copper onsite monitoring of water and soil samples

    This study details the onsite analysis of water and soil samples from 5 different locations in germany using the PDV6000plus and contains comparison data with Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption ...

  • LDAR deficiencies lead to enhanced requirements

    Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are required as part of the standards established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60 (NSPS), 40 CFR 61 (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63 (MACT), and 40 CFR 264 (Hazardous Waste Handling). An LDAR program is a facility’s system of procedures used to locate and repair leaking components (e.g., valves, pumps, connectors, compressors, and agitators) to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New Zealand entrepreneurs: leading for excellence

    New Zealand (NZ) has been proclaimed as a leader in entrepreneurship by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) assessment. This paper links GEM findings to results from a NZ-based survey of micro-business operators and identifies factors that explain why NZ is a leader in the Entrepreneurship rating. NZ entrepreneurs are largely opportunity seeking: they want to be their own boss and are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Success in the Lab Leads to Success in the Field

    Success in the Lab Leads to Success in the Field Superfund Site in Pennsylvania  Problem:  Degrade TCE in the presence of 1,1,1-TCA   They said it couldn't be done. Most strains of Dehaloccoides (Dhc) would not dechlorinate TCE in the presence ...

  • Overview of Using Lead Through the History

    Various sources assumed the share of guilt in the fall of the Roman Empire due to the use of the lead pipe, Devonshire colic in the 18th century, poisoning from the addition of lead acetate to wine and pediatric lead poisoning. Not only production but also the use of pottery for centuries caused poisoning among the population. When a piece of pottery covered with lead glaze is not heated enough, ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • A 25-year long monitoring of lead content in the blood of cows from a stationary polluted area

    The monitoring has been performed on lead content in the blood of cows (n = 1,279) from farms (n = 1?14) near a former lead mine and current smelting plant from 1975 to 2003. Early measurements showed that average lead concentration in the blood of cows was 1.25 ? 0.58 mg/kg while in 2002 it was about 10-times to 20-times lower (0.069 ? 0.005 mg/kg). Significant decrease in blood lead ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trends of lead in suspended particulate matter in Zagreb air

    Monitoring of lead in Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSPM) started in Zagreb, Croatia in 1971 at three measuring sites. Monitoring of lead concentrations in PM10 started in 1999. This paper presents the trends of annual mean values for lead concentrations in TSPM and in PM10 particles. The obtained data showed a decreasing trend of lead in TSPM, especially during the last ten years when the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Databases

    EHS Data have been providing software and services to our clients to help them manage and report on their Environmental, Health and Safety Data for more than 14 years. This paper deals with the global evolution in environmental concerns and how this changes the data management obligations and requirements of companies. ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • New Bedford EMS: Audit Leads to Continual Improvement

    The audit function of an environmental management system (EMS) is critical in providing regular assessment of system activities and monitoring performance, though it can also be a source of dread. Opening your operation to an internal or external evaluation may seem threatening, but it is through the process of self-evaluation and audits that process improvement can be realized. Using the EMS ...

  • EH&S compliance leading the pack, or sitting back?

    The rule of thumb is to either comply with the myriad laws, rules, and permit conditions, or face the consequences negative public image, hefty fines, or even jail time. The introduction of the Title V federal air permit rules and the Sarbanes–Oxley Act launched U.S. business into a new era of compliance. Today, companies must have capable systems to monitor processes and emissions on a ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Challenges in addressing variability of lead in domestic plumbing

    Current data indicates that lead exposure is of concern even at low concentrations. Corrosion is an important problem in drinking water because it can affect public health due to leaching of lead or other metals into the drinking water. For this reason, a corrosion control program is an important measure to help mitigate exposure to lead in drinking water. The biggest challenge that remains in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using watershed function as the leading indicator for water quality

    Diffuse nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants, such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens, have become the primary cause of water quality impairments in the United States of America. Resource management agencies in the USA are expanding the use of tools for the assessment of ecosystem function in water quality programs to control NPS pollution to meet US Clean Water Act objectives. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New Field Test for Lead (Pb2+) in Soil

    Field tests for the detection of lead in soil are not frequently accepted, since the tests are rather cumbersome or not reliable for screening determinations. Recently, we developed the LEADQuick field test kit for the detection of lead in water with 3 #22;g/L sensitivity. This test is further modifiedto detect lead in soil with a sensitivity 0.03 #22;g. We developed an extraction protocol using ...

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