Sustainable Lead Abatement for Commercial Facilities

  • Sustainable Lead Abatement for Commercial Facilities

Sustainable Lead Abatement for Commercial Facilities

There used to be a time when the US and Canada were the two main countries that had requirements for lead abatement that required remediation of commercial facilities. Any surfaces testing positive for lead are required to be made safe for inhabitants through approved lead remediation methods, one of which is our LeadX™ clear lead encapsulation coating.

However, with the release of the ISO 45001:2018… the world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S)… making workplaces safe from lead contamination is now becoming a global priority.

The standard was developed to provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and health hazards, and create better, safer working conditions all over the world.

Dangers of Lead Exposure

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has estimated that lead exposure accounted for 494,550 deaths and loss of 9.3 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to long-term effects on health in 2015. (WHO)

There is no known level of lead exposure that can be considered safe.

Lead acts cumulatively over time as a toxicant that negatively impacts multiple body systems.

Exposure to lead can come from:

– Lead-based paint
– Lead dust/residue in buildings from manufacturing or recycling
– Leaded fuels
– Lead solder or pipes

LeadX™ is the safe & trusted choice for major lead remediation and rehabilitation projects ranging from historical and commercial renovations to government bases.

Sustainable & Simple Lead Remediation

LeadX™, our clear and powerful lead abatement coating, is used widely by government agencies, museum, municipalities, commercial real estate developers, and others to safely paint over lead contaminated surfaces and make them safe for those that live or work in a building.

Some of the reasons this is the #1 lead abatement coating for many organizations are:

– Safely encapsulates lead with an easy 2-coat coverage
– It’s clear and doesn’t obscure the underlying surface (available in white & colors also)
– This lead encapsulating paint applies easily with standard paint sprayer, brush, or roller
– Sustainable, water-based, non-toxic, low VOC product
– Safe for use on older buildings, won’t cause moisture trapping
– Meets EPA guidelines for lead encapsulation products

Lead Abatement for Commercial Facilities with Clear Lead Encapsulating Paint

Here are a few lead encapsulation paint project examples:

University of Wisconsin-Madison renovating older facility buildings found lead dust in the concrete walls and used LeadX™ clear lead encapsulating coating to seal it.

Commercial developer renovating an older manufacturing-use building that had brick and wood testing positive for lead into retail and apartment space. The clear look of the LeadX™ lead encapsulation paint allowed them to keep the desired charm of the building while making it safe.

A popular clothing retailer was working with some antique painted wood materials while designing art fixtures. LeadX™ provided the perfect solution to safely display these pieces.

Pearl Harbor Naval Base was renovating older buildings for use as base housing and utilized the LeadX™ lead encapsulation paint.

A huge multi-building renovation project in Savannah Georgia, needed to remediate lead and also paint with specific colors. They avoided having to buy and apply two separate paints by having our lead encapsulating paint tinted to their desired colors.


Do You Have a Commercial Facility that Might Have Lead?

If you’re in need of lead abatement for a commercial facility, LeadX™ clear lead encapsulation coating is the answer. It has a solid track record of success and you’ll be hard pressed to find an easier method that’s as affordable for lead remediation. Check out the coating here and contact us for a complimentary specification and quote.

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