Exposure to lead in the environment can result from sources such as lead-based paint, water, soil, and activities in the workplace. In the workplace, lead most often enters the body through ingestion of lead dust from paint or industrial activities or through inhalation of lead dust and/or fume that is generated from processes that include lead soldering, brazing, and welding.
EHS provides review and consultation regarding potential lead exposure conditions. There are also additional regulatory requirements for addressing potential lead-based paint hazards during renovation activities that take place in housing units. You can find information about the University's program for control of residential lead paint hazards and EHS contact information at Health and Safety for the Campus Community.