Health Effects of Lead Exposure

Protecting yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of lead exposure is crucial. Lead is a toxic metal that can cause significant health issues in both children and adults. However, it poses a greater risk to children, as their growing bodies absorb lead more easily and their developing nervous systems are more susceptible to its damaging effects.

The sooner lead exposure is detected, the better the chances of preventing serious health consequences. Our lead testing services at EMSL Analytical, Inc. are designed to detect the presence of lead and help you take the necessary steps to protect your family.

The health effects of lead exposure can vary based on age

Children

  • Developmental delays and learning difficulties
  • Behavioral issues
  • Impaired growth
  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Hearing problems
  • Anemia

Adults

  • Reproductive issues (in both men and women)
  • High blood pressure and hypertension
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Digestive issues

Don’t let lead exposure jeopardize your family’s health. Our lead testing services are designed to identify potential sources of lead, allowing you to take the necessary actions to create a safer environment for your loved ones.

Available Lead Test Kits

Our test kits offer simple, easy-to-follow instructions that allow both the do-it-yourself or
the field professional an added testing service as part of an inspection or prevention strategy.

Lead in Dust Test Kit

Designed to test for lead in drinking water, well water, and other water sources.

Detect the presence of lead in plumbing fixtures, pipes, and other water-related sources.

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Lead in Paint Chip Test Kit

Designed to test for lead in drinking water, well water, and other water sources.

Detect the presence of lead in plumbing fixtures, pipes, and other water-related sources.

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Lead in Water Test Kit

Designed to test for lead in drinking water, well water, and other water sources.

Detect the presence of lead in plumbing fixtures, pipes, and other water-related sources.

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Additional Lead Tests

If you have soil, food, or consumer products samples and suspect they may be contaminated with lead, we can help.
Our EPA-approved, NVLAP-accredited laboratory can these materials for the presence of lead.

Lead in Soil Test

Test for lead in consumer products, including toys, jewelry, and other items that may pose a risk of lead exposure.

Download Sample Submission Form

Lead in Food Test

Test for lead in consumer products, including toys, jewelry, and other items that may pose a risk of lead exposure.

Download Sample Submission Form

Lead in Consumer Products Test

Test for lead in consumer products, including toys, jewelry, and other items that may pose a risk of lead exposure.

Download Sample Submission Form

Lead Test Kits Order Form

    *Lab Fee Required for Testing Upon Return.

    Do You Already Have a Sample Collected,
    Ready to Submit, and Don't Need a Test Kit?

    If you have already collected a material sample and don’t need a Lead Test Kit, our EPA-approved and NVLAP-accredited laboratory offers lead testing services. Our experts can test various items, such as painted surfaces, drinking water, soil, ceramic dishes, children’s toys, and electronics, for the presence of lead.

    Steps for Submitting Your Sample:
    Follow the EPA sampling guide instructions, download a sample submission form, select the turnaround [TAT] that you would like your results, then send your sample[s] along with payment to the laboratory.

    Mail your sample[s] to:
    Please choose from one of the two forms below based on your geographic location:

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    United States

    EMSL Analytical, Inc.:
    200 Route 130 North
    Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

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    Canada

    EMSL Canada, Inc.
    2756 Slough Street
    Mississauga, ON, L4T 1G3

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