Lead in Paint Articles

  • 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

  • Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about population, environment and energy

    Good news: more people across the globe have improved access to safe water and sanitation. Bad news: air quality is a growing problem in lower-income countries. The Population Reference Bureau’s 2016 World Population Data Sheet, released in August, offers valuable insights into not only current and projected ...


    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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - 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

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Diamondhead, MS - 500,000 Gallon Torus Bottom Elevated Tank

    The Village of Diamondhead, MS was very fortunate to have received a high quality paint job when their tank was first constructed in 1976. In 2009 when Caldwell was selected to perform the work on this project, the original paint system was still in place on the exterior of the tank, with only overcoats having been applied on top of it. However, the years had taken their toll and the lead primer ...


    By Caldwell Tanks, 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 ...

  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • Asian Paints strengthens operational risk management and saves time/money with streamlined incident reporting

    Asian Paints is India's largest paint producer and one of the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. It reports annual earnings of more than 1.5 billion US dollars (INR 66.80 billion). The company’s success is built on a commitment to operational excellence that includes unwavering dedication to protecting its employees and the environment. In 2007, Asian Paints set out to find ...


    By IHS

  • 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, ...

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