Lead in Air

Occupational exposures to lead can come in various forms.  One source involves testing Lead in Air during lead removal activities.   OSHA monitoring involves collecting area and personal samples for workers.

NIOSH 7082 provides clear directions for field sampling (see FAQ) and laboratory analysis.  These directions incorporate air cassette and filter criteria as well as the submittal of blanks.  Detection limits vary according to the amount of air sampled.  Accreditation and proficiencies are primarily through the AIHA.remed