In many recreational activities as well as in the workplace, many of us come in contact with materials containing lead daily and think nothing of it. Since lead is a soft metal, it can easily create dust and contaminate areas where workers touch, leaving them at risk for poisoning caused from inhalation and ingestion. Certain individuals are more at risk than others such as mechanics, law enforcement officers, hunters, lead abatement technicians, as well as electronic recyclers. A simple blood test can determine if an employee has been exposed, and testing is mandated annually by OH&S if work activities frequently expose workers to lead. For more information regarding lead testing, please contact our team.