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Asbestos and Lead

Asbestos

Air Source Technology, Inc. (ASTI) has over 50 years of combined experiences in the asbestos industry. ASTI has long-term relationships with over 90 schools districts across Kentucky, providing periodic inspections and asbestos records management. ASTI's industrial hygienists were a part of the earliest implementation efforts of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), going back to the mid-eighties. Out staff includes AHERA Inspector/Management Planners and AHERA Project Designers that provide the full range of asbestos-related consulting services.

Lead

ASTI has over 20 years experience in providing lead-base paint inspections (a surface-by-surface investigation to determine the presence of lead-based paint), lead risk assessments (conducted to determine the existence, nature, severity, and location of lead hazards), and lead clearance testing (a visual inspection and surface dust testing of the work area) per regulations 902 KAR, Sections 48:010 through 48:040 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet of Health Services, Department for Public Health, Division of Environmental Health and Community Safety.

Lead can be found:

  • In water and paint of homes in the city, country, or suburbs.
  • In apartments, single-family homes, and both private and public housing.
  • Inside and outside of the house.
  • In soil around a home. (Soil can pick up lead from exterior paint, or other sources such as past use of leaded gas in cars.)

The EPA and HUD have specific onsite sampling requirements and report protocols for lead inspections and risk assessments. ASTI only uses a KY certified Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor to complete the lead-based paint inspection, lead hazard risk assessments, and clearance testing to ensure compliance regulatory guidelines.

You can get your home checked for lead hazards in one of two ways, or both:

  • A paint inspection tells you the lead content of every painted surface in your home. It won't tell you whether the paint is a hazard or how you should deal with it.
  • A risk assessment tells you if there are any sources of serious lead exposure (such as peeling paint and lead dust). It also tells you what actions to take to address these hazards.