MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The D-Lead® Paint Test Kit, also available under the brand name Klean-Strip® D-Lead Paint Test Kit, has been approved for use in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Wisconsin-certified lead-safe renovators and homeowners can now use the D-Lead Paint Test Kit, manufactured by Milwaukee-based ESCA Tech, Inc., to detect lead paint on plaster, drywall, wood and ferrous metal surfaces.
Lead-based paint, though banned for use in homes, may still be found in homes built prior to 1978. To reduce the hazards associated with disturbing lead-based paint during renovations, in 2008 the US EPA issued the Renovation, Remodeling and Painting rule. EPA-certified renovators are required to either follow lead-safe work practices, or use an EPA-recognized test kit to document that lead-based paint is not present. The EPA recognized the D-Lead Paint Test Kit in August 2010 for use to determine when lead-safe work practices are not required.
Wisconsin, which enacted additional regulations more stringent than those of EPA, now also recognizes the D-Lead Paint Test Kit. The Wisconsin DHS says D-Lead can be used by certified renovators to determine when lead-based paint is not present, or when lead-safe work practices are not required. The recognition can be found on the Wisconsin DHS website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/RenovatorRule/TestKit.htm
ESCA Tech Inc., a Milwaukee-based company with distributors worldwide, has provided innovative products to reduce the risk of exposure to lead and other heavy metals since 1979. For more information, visit www.ESCA-Tech.com.