Lead dust elimination basics
October 29, 2011 11:02 AM Subscribe
Lead dust contaminated apartment.
posted by ClaudiaCenter to home & garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We recently (yesterday) learned that our apartment is contaminated with high levels of lead dust due to recent unsafe renovation work by our new landlords.
The local public agency which did the testing has ordered the landlord to immediately hire a lead-certified contractor to clean our apartment. After the cleaning the agency will re-test and order more remediation if the lead is not gone.
We are working to get our blood lead level testing done on Monday, and will cooperate in the cleaning of course. We are just wondering what to expect and how to handle the remediation --
What is the experience of having a lead dust elimination cleaning contractor in one's living space?
What do we do with our clothes and bedding -- is washing them sufficient? Books? Dishes? Dog beds? Other possessions?
The contamination is throughout our living space. We are considering moving out until the cleaning is done but with three adults, two dogs, and one cat, that's a bit overwhelming. We are always careful with food preparation and we wash our hands frequently, and are taking more care than ever now.
(One of our neighbors in the building has a child and moved out yesterday due to the lead levels.)
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