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Lead Dust Testing Outside?

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Lead Testing using XRF Gun

Dust Settling on Outside Patio or Furniture? I was sitting on my porch in San Francisco watching kids play on the wooden deck and started to wonder, “is the dust on my porch contaminated with lead dust? If so, how best to clean it up?” So I did a little experiment and tested for lead

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Sick Building Syndrome

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