Taking It All In: Scientists have understood for some time that children are particularly susceptible to toxins in the air and this is why air quality testing in New York City is so vital. They breathe more air in proportion to their weight than adults do, and the accelerated growth rate in a child’s developing body means accelerated assimilation of whatever the environment imposes on it. Neighborhoods with unacceptable air quality are not necessarily restricted to industrial centers.
Tools of the Trade: Using up-to-date technology is only part of what makes Adelaide Environmental a first-rate consultant on environmental issues. Using years of experience to evaluate where to sample, what to sample, how and when to sample, ensure survey results that a client can trust. There is no substitute for sound judgment based on experience.
Lead Testing in New York
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Formerly NCEPI, a central repository of more than 7,000 EPA documents in paper and/or electronic format available for free distribution.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL)
New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The following links to government sites provide information on asbestos and its abatement, provided by the public agencies concerned with its regulation and remediation at the federal and state levels.
National Lead Information Center (NLIC)
Information for the general public and professionals about lead hazards and their prevention. NLIC operates under a contract with the EPA, with funding from EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can speak with a specialist Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time (except federal holidays) at 800.424.LEAD  or e-mail [email protected].
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
School buildings and grounds administrators especially should visit
EPA Regional Office Lead Team for Region 2
Regional offices cooperate with federal, state, interstate, and local agencies, as well as with industry, academic institutions, and other private groups, to ensure that their region’s needs are addressed and that federal environmental laws are upheld.
EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), published by EPA, is a valuable source of information regarding toxic chemicals, including lead, that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment.
Office of Water: Safe Drinking Water Hotline
1 (800) 426-4791; 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time; Monday – Friday.
Information and assistance to the regulated community (public water systems) and the public.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Promotes state and local screening efforts and develops improved treatments for lead exposure.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Identifies and regulates sources of lead exposure in consumer products.
Mold and Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
Full-text document including EPA guidelines for remediation
An Office Building Occupant’s Guide to IAQ
IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)
Updates and expands EPA’s existing Building Air Quality guidance for managing IAQ in commercial buildings.
Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers (BAQ Guide)
Antimicrobial Information Hotline
e-mail: [email protected]
IAQ Tools for Schools Kit
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Information on IAQ issues including mold hazards and legal issues.