AMAL provides testing of lead paint, dust, flakes and surface wipes to 10 times lower than the current permissible level; the testing is fast, cheap and fully accredited to NATA standards.
“Lead is a toxic substance that can affect people of any age. It is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies. Lead accumulates in your body, so even small amounts can pose a health hazard over time. Before 1970, paints containing high levels of lead were used in many Australian houses. Even small amounts of dust or chips of paint containing lead, generated during minor home repairs, can be a health risk. The recommended amount of lead in domestic paint has declined from 50 per cent before 1965, to 1 per cent in 1965. In 1992, it was reduced to 0.25 per cent, and in 1997 it was further reduced to 0.1 per cent.”
– Australian Government, Department of Environment and Energy