Lead in Paint Articles

  • Improve gas blending accuracy and save money – Case Study

    For DataChem Laboratories, precision mass flow is crucial. DataChem, originally established in 1973 as part of the University of Utah's Research Institute, has grown into a world respected analytical testing laboratory. They have the important job of testing and identifying harmful industrial and environmental toxins—from lead paint found on our children's toys to methamphetamine dust ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • EPA Cites 2 AZ Companies for Lead Paint Violations

    This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two Arizona companies for violations of the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP) — Tucson-based Davis Kitchens and Tempe-based Holtzman Home Improvements. “Exposure to lead paint is one of the most common ways children develop lead poisoning,” said Mike Stoker, EPA’s ...


    By The Asbestos Institute, Inc

  • 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

  • Advantages of edge deployment with thermo bond concrete buildings

    As companies start to distribute their computing to the edge, one of the most critical decisions they need to make is which type of building works best for their application. Edge computing requires solid, secure facilities and networks. Industry experts advise that edge computing equipment should be installed in structures that are built as robust as large data centers with the same concerns for ...


    By Thermo Bond Buildings, LLC

  • Brady Sullivan Faces More Lawsuits Over Mold In R.I. Apartments

    New Hampshire-based developer Brady Sullivan is facing new lawsuits over severe mold in a Rhode Island apartment building. The complaints are from current and former tenants of the Harris Mill Lofts in Coventry. They allege Brady Sullivan ignored their complaints as mold spread, causing serious chronic health problems. Brady Sullivan denies the allegations. In a statement, spokeswoman Patti Doyle ...

  • VOC Abatement Technology Saves on Operating Costs for Aerospace Paint Finishing

    For over 10 years, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer has saved over $500,000 annually in fuel and electricity consumption by using Munters rotor concentrators to control solvent emissions from its facility’s paint booths. Before purchasing Munters equipment in 2002, the manufacturer struggled with the inconvenience of having their aircraft systems flown to be painted in subcontracted paint ...


    By Munters

  • 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). ...

  • The power of prevention

    Most people already try to eat well to avoid gaining weight. They keep active to avoid getting rusty and they swallow vitamins to stave off colds… the power of prevention is ingrained in the majority of people, and they wholeheartedly follow the latest fads to keep up with society. But how much more could people do to prevent getting sick? A lot more, it turns out. The more people know, ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Will the Consolidation in the Chemical Industry change its ESG risk profile?

    When the stock market closes today, the DowDuPont merger will officially be finalized and the new entity will start trading under the ticker DWDP (as of September first). This is the most recent – and certainly one of the most significant – mergers in an industry that has seen unprecedented consolidation. But what are the social and environmental ramifications of this consolidation ...


    By Sustainalytics

  • 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

  • Salvaging a WWII Tug in Juneau - Case Study

    The Challenger was built in 1944 for the US Army during World War II. Over the years, the 96-foot wooden tugboat went through many lives, including serving as a “bunk and breakfast” in Seattle. The vessel wound up anchored in Juneau, Alaska as a live-aboard residence. When it was sold to a local artist, the well-worn tug promptly sank in the process of moving it from a dock to a buoy. ...

  • We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.

    Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such. Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750 billion global industry, we have ...


    By Ensia

  • 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. ...

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Global Regulatory Update for October 2015

    AUSTRALIA NICNAS Will Publish Reforms Implementation Plan Consultation Paper And Consultation Workshops: The October 6, 2015, issue of The NICNAS Bulletin includes an item on the National Industrial ...


    By Acta Group

  • University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and ...

  • 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

  • Hightlight and Weldless Mold Application

    Currently, highlight and weldless molds are used to make planer weldless plastic parts,like flat-panel TV,LCD frames,refrigerator,washing machine…they many not have to require hightlight Mold.Instead, deep-hole drilling is sufficient to tooling the media channels on the core.But most plastic parts are with ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Heavy Metal(s) in Every Day Electronics

    “Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics we use every ...


    By Arrow Electronics

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