6.2 Analyze the Material for presence of lead

While there are general indicators of the presence of lead and simple over-the-counter lead test kits, these methods have not proven to be completely reliable indicators for the presence of lead and they do not provide the concentration of lead in the suspect material.  The only ways to confirm the presence or absence of lead is to either find the information on the SDS for the suspect material, or to have an experienced laboratory analyze a sample of the material for the presence and concentration of lead.  Since the SDS of most materials are rarely kept, laboratory analysis of samples of the suspect material is the preferred method of determining lead presence.  Proper lead testing can be obtained by contacting Environmental Services at 319-335-6190.