Lead in dust & soil

Lead deposits are often found as dust in ceiling spaces, or in soil. Lead in dust or soil is often there as a result of previous refurbishment, but it can also be due to:

  • Atmospheric deposits (e.g. from previous lead petrol use)
  • Lead residue from nearby industrial sites (e.g. smelters)
  • Other lead paint removal projects nearby

If you suspect you may have found lead in dust or soil, it's important to have a sample tested straight away.

Find out how to collect a dust or soil sample for lead testing »

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