Lead

  • Lead Dust Contaminated Gun Range

  • Gun Range Slug and Lead Dust Capture Area

  • Gun Range Lead Dust and Slug Debris

  • Lead Air Sampling

  • XRF Real Time Lead Results

  • Contaminated Gun Range Pre-Remediation

  • Contaminated Gun Range Post-Remediation

  • Contaminated Gun Range Post-Remediation Wipe Sample

Lead can be found in the air, soil, water, and even inside homes.  In the past, lead was used in a variety of products including paints, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics.  Three-quarters of the nation’s housing contains lead paint as it was used inside of homes and commercial buildings up until 1978.

Exposure to lead damages the central nervous system and can result in behavioral problems, lower IQ, slowed growth, and anemia.  High exposure to lead can lead to seizures, coma, or even death.  While lead can affect persons of all ages, children six years old and younger are most susceptible to the effects of lead.  

Gun ranges are another place where the risk of lead exposure is found.  Sources of lead include particles from the friction of bullets against the barrel of the gun and from fragmenting against targets.  The lack of proper ventilation in these areas can increase the lead levels present in these spaces.

EES has performed dozens of lead exposure assessments and prepared protocols for the remediation, or clean up, of lead contaminated buildings.  EES has experience using state-of-the-art technology such as x-ray fluorescence (XRF) instruments to obtain real time lead surface and air results to provide cost effective assessments and remedial projects.  Whether it is a gun range or a residential home, EES can provide an effective solution for addressing lead problems.