Lead Paint Inspection with Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers

Government regulations, increased public awareness, and legal action have all driven requirements for the identification of lead hazards in the environment. Public health officials, environmental professionals, and community activists face an overwhelming challenge: pinpoint lead’s location in the environment, and confirm that clearance criteria have been achieved after abatement.

The traditional approach built on field-based sample collection, combined with laboratory analysis largely has been replaced by the use of Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers – effectively bringing the lab to the field. These analyzers quickly identify and quantify lead in virtually all sample types: paint, dust, air, and more.

The Ideal Tool for Lead Analysis

Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers, including the Thermo Scientific Niton XLp 300 Series, are supported by a Performance Characteristic Sheet (PCS), which documents that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has determined our instruments are part of an acceptable methodology for conducting lead-based paint inspection. With our line of portable XRF analyzers, users can expect to receive no inconclusive readings, no substrate correction, and no false positive or false negative readings. Because we use a 109Cd source, users receive the longest source life of any instrument available, with the ability to report both the K and L-shell – making users more productive with more accurate, legally defensible results.

Advantages of Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers

Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers provide many distinct advantages, including:

  • Rapid RRP Rule compliance testing
  • Analysis of air filter monitoring
  • Soil analysis to evaluate outdoor risks
  • Dust wipe analysis to pre-screen abatement or renovation work
  • Consumer products analysis for complete elevated blood level (EBL) evaluation

When it comes to measuring lead paint levels, choose the same analyzers that were chosen by the U.S. EPA and other regulatory agencies – Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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