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Common Lead Paint Myth: Lead Paint in Homes and Schools is Not a Big Problem

July 6, 2023

In recent years, lead-based paint may not be on many people’s radars, but there are still some risks to be aware of. Older homes and schools tend to be high-risk because during their construction there was no federal ban on lead-based paint. As these buildings get older and their paint starts to deteriorate, people are faced with potential lead poisoning... Read More

Common Lead Paint Myth: Only Children are at Risk from Lead Poisoning

May 25, 2023

Children are most likely to get lead poisoning from lead paint through hand-to-mouth activity, as they’re playing inside or outside of the house. Teenagers are at risk if they live with an adult who’s exposed to lead at work, tracking it into the house through their clothing or shoes. Both groups are highly sensitive and need extra guidance to avoid... Read More

Lead Paint Myth: Eating Paint Chips Is the Only Way to Get Lead Poisoning

May 12, 2023

In the late 70’s the federal government banned lead paint because of its human health risks. Since then, it’s been widely understood that lead paint causes physical and neurological damage when ingested. While that’s true, many households still don’t realize that eating paint chips is not the only way people can get lead poisoning. In this guide, we’ll bust that... Read More

Was Beethoven Lead Poisoned?

March 27, 2023

On March 26, 1827, at age 56, Ludwig van Beethoven passed away in Vienna after suffering for years from a long list of ailments. While Beethoven will always be known for his striking symphonies, concertos, and masterfully arranged piano sonatas, he is also known for an enduring medical mystery. Beethoven suffered from several medical ailments like hearing loss, gastrointestinal issues,... Read More

January is National Radon Action Month!

January is national radon action month
January 23, 2023

Did you know that radon is the leading cause of non-smoking related lung cancers in the United States? Radon is also the second leading cause of lung cancer worldwide, and is responsible for approximately 15% of all lung cancer deaths. These alarming statistics are part of the driving force beyond the EPA’s National Radon Action Month! So what is radon?... Read More

When Mold Moves In

mold in home
December 5, 2022

Picture this: You go on vacation for a week. Seven days of rest, relaxation, and the ability to finally recharge. Sounds great, right? One problem, in your rush to catch your flight, you didn’t notice the puddle of water that was starting to form underneath your kitchen sink from a leaky pipe. When you get back from your week in... Read More

Lead Laws to Heed: LEW Brings Us Up To Speed

September 29, 2022

This is the one podcast every NYC property owner needs to hear! New York City has enacted stringent lead-based paint compliance and the experts at LEW Environmental sat down with the host of the popular podcast, Realty Speaks to share their knowledge of all things lead.   In New York City, the ongoing changes to existing protocols create additional confusion. In... Read More

Get Ahead of Lead

September 13, 2022

What To Do If You’re A NJ Landlord With Lead-Based Paint Hazards If you’re a New Jersey landlord or property owner then by now we’re sure you’ve heard about NJ’s new lead-based paint regulations from the Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA).  If you’re a property owner or landlord who suspects or is aware of lead-based paint hazards in your unit... Read More

NJ Lead Safe Law: Benefits of XRF Lead Inspection

August 18, 2022

NJ Lead Safe Law: Benefits of XRF Lead Inspection Recently New Jersey passed NJAC Regulation 5:28A or more commonly known as the Lead Safe Certification Law. The regulation requires rental property owners to perform one of two types of lead paint assessments in their rental units built prior to 1978: A visual assessment looking for chipping/peeling paint OR collection of... Read More

A Landlord’s Guide to NJ’s Lead Safe Certification

August 1, 2022

By Lee Wasserman Last week, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) released their lead-based paint regulations P.L. 2021, c.182, commonly referred to as NJ Lead Safe Certification. This NEW lead-based paint law will require lead inspections for certain New Jersey rental properties. With limited guidance from DCA, our office has been flooded with calls from landlords and I... Read More