We will look for encasement of subsurface lead paint, check the condition of the newer coat(s) of paint, and determine if the movement of doors and windows could generate lead dust, all important factors for forensic interpretation.
When the above analyses are completed, an interpretation and review of the condition of the residence, and all of the data collected will be included in a comprehensive report.
This comprehensive lead analysis goes far beyond just an X-ray analysis that will show only the presence of lead. Lead-containing sublevels of paint, if properly encased, may not be a threat to contaminate the environment. But when only an X-ray analysis of a residence is obtained, the potential for lead poisoning from lead dust or subsurface lead paint may be overlooked
A complete lead analysis suitable for forensic use will include: