Resources for Identifying and Removing Lead Hazards

Certified Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors


These professionals are equipped to test a residence or yard for lead, and to provide you with a “game plan” for creating a lead-safe environment.

Certified Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors

Certified Lead Abatement Contractors


These professionals are trained to properly undertake work designed to eliminate lead-based paint hazards.

Certified Lead Abatement Contractors

Certified RRP Contractors


Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific “lead safe work practices” to prevent lead contamination. Ask to see your contractor’s RRP Certification number. Don’t chance it with a contractor that is not RRP certified.

RRP contractors are typically remodelers, painters and plumbers. They are not lead abatement contractors. They have been trained to use “lead safe work practices” that are intended to contain the debris in the area in which they are working and to properly clean up the debris and dust once the job is finished. Be sure to ask the contractor for their RRP Certification Number before you have them do the work.

Certified RRP Contractors

Lead Hazard Control Products

These products are designed for do-it-yourselfers to control lead hazards in the home or apartment. They may be purchased directly from the manufacturer or found in retail stores.

Water Filtration Products
Choose the type of filter based on your needs. For example, do you simply want to filter water in your kitchen, or do you want to a filtration system or an entire home? You can check whether a particular brand of filter has been certified by the NSF International or by the Water Quality Association. Keep in mind that some products will claim to be tested to NSF standards but do not have the organization’s certification. These products may not have been tested by NSF International.

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Lead in Paint, Dust, Soil and Water Analysis Laboratories

These are accredited laboratories that are certified in analyzing dust, soil or paint chips for lead, or for analyzing water samples for lead, or both.

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Child Testing Facilities
Among the facilities where a child may be tested for lead poisoning are public health clinics, physicians’ offices, and, in some cases, WIC clinics.