Lead Exposure Testing
Workers may be exposed to airborne lead in workplace air. Examples of occupations who may potentially be exposed include welders and paint removalist.
Inhalation of welding fumes or airborne dust containing lead can cause obstructive lung disease as well as damage to target organ, such as the kidneys and central nervous system. Lead is a highly toxic material that can even be fatal in large doses.
Where work activities expose workers to lead in fumes or in airborne dust, Precise recommends carrying out exposure monitoring to assess the concentration of lead, which is then be compared with the relevant Workplace Exposure Standards. Appropriate recommendations will be put forward based on the findings.