Lead in Paint Articles

  • No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, Says EPA

    A federally mandated review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s problematic Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP Rule) has concluded that, despite the lack of an accurate lead paint test kit, the rule should remain the same. ...


    By The TDJ Group, Inc

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer Selects CPI RTO

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) recently completed the installation of a new TRITON Series Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) to a Midwest USA location of a global paints and coatings manufacturer for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). ...

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • 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

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • Case study - Paint booth over spray

    OVERVIEW A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited ...

  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • S. Dyrup & Co. A leading paint manufacturer

    One of Europe’s leading paint manufacturers inaugurates new facility: S. Dyrup & Co. select magnetically coupled ROTAN pumps. The summer of 1998 – S. Dyrup & Co., one of Europe’s leading producers of paint and lacquers, installs an advanced plant for manufacturing solvent based paint and wood preservative. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • ROTAN ED for the Painting Industry

    Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd is one of the leading Chinese producers of automotive refinish coating material. The company specializes in automotive refinish and ancillary materials. Annual production capacity of automotive refinish and ancillary material is 13,000 metric tons. Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd. has used the ROTAN ED pumps successfully since March 2014 and some of the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • ROTAN ED for the Painting Industry - Another Case Story from DESMI

    Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd is one of the leading Chinese producers of automotive refinish coating material. The company specializes in automotive refinish and ancillary materials. Annual production capacity of automotive refinish and ancillary material is 13,000 metric tons. Guangzhou Strong Chemical Co., Ltd. has used the ROTAN® ED pumps successfully since March 2014 and some of the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Analysis of Lead in Toys

    Important and always current is the analysis of lead in toys for children. Details about the effective sample comminution with FRITSCH Mills. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. Approx. 90 % of the incorporated lead is deposited in the bones and the teeth. Because lead is released very slowly, it will be accumulated over the time in the body. This is dangerous especially for children.  The European ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • S. Dyrup & Co. selects magnetically coupled ROTAN® pumps

    S. Dyrup & Co. selects magnetically coupled ROTAN® pumps One of Europe’s leading paint manufacturers inaugurates new facility: S. Dyrup & Co. select magnetically coupled ROTAN pumps. The summer of 1998 – S. Dyrup & Co., one of Euro-pe’s leading producers of paint and lacquers, installs an advanced plant for manufacturing solvent based paint ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Paint

    Problem: A paint manufacturer, that produces both oil and water based paints, needed help to solve their liquid sludge problem. At that time the wastewater was batch treated and consisted of a chemical addition process followed by settling. This was to be changed in the near future to a continuous type treatment system. The settled sludge consistency varied form 5% to 10%. The ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • LEAD-BASED PAINT TESTING

    Abatement Project Management  ACC controls all factors of lead-based colour abatement tasks on our customer's part. The ACC venture manger screens the contractor’s actions to make sure conformity with OSHA rules. Once abatement is accomplished, the ACC venture administrator performs a visible examination and, if the place is going to be re-occupied with children, approval ...

  • A Potential New Health Risk From Lead in Used Consumer Products Purchased in the United States

    The Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, both enacted in 2008, were intended to protect children from exposure to lead by setting federal limits on lead content. Neither of these federal actions, however, addresses a newly recognized pathway of exposure to lead from the use of used consumer products in the home. In the study described in this ...

  • What Home Owners Need to Know About Lead Paint

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enacted a new rule for professional contractors in April 2010 to help keep small children safer from the dangers of lead dust exposure. If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home – for ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • The field of environmental health requires the knowledge of many facts and terms, and it also requires mastery of an array of concepts that can be dif

    Environmental health practitioners, with the proper training and opportunity, can provide information and guidance for a number of healthy housing issues. In South Carolina, environmental health practitioners enter private homes for a limited number of reasons, usually for a lead-based paint issue. Environmental health practitioners in England visit private homes on a much more frequent basis, ...

  • Painting an ever-greener picture in car production

    The announcement earlier this year that BMW Group is investing a further £100 million to increase production at its Oxford plant is good news for those buyers who have been waiting around three months to get their hands on the steering wheel of the legendary new MINI. In the paint shop, this poses a special challenge – how do you reconcile the demands of more throughput, less maintenance downtime ...

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