Before the federal government ban in 1978, many buildings and homes used lead-based paint. It was later banned. Lead may still be found under new coats of paint and may cause lead poisoning. Permanent lead abatement procedures include lead hazard evaluation, removal and correction of lead-based paint hazards and encapsulation.
Prolonged airborne exposure to asbestos, especially in cases when particles are inhaled due to property deterioration or damage, has been found to be a principal cause of lung cancer and asbestosis. Formerly used as a main component in many construction materials such as thermal system insulation, fireproofing installations and acoustic ceilings, asbestos has been banned in many states but can still be found in a number of buildings and homes. To protect occupants and residents, RAS employs several methods such as sealing off contaminated areas with the use of HEPA filters found in negative air pressure machines.
Where can you find Asbestos in your home? Click the diagram