With a presence on 5 continents and capabilities in most global areas, we are able to offer EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) services worldwide and contribute to protect human health and the environment in general.
Using state-of-the-art technology, our team of environment consultants and our laboratory specialists provide accurate and reliable solutions, as a result of longstanding experience and knowledge.
The consultancy and results that we provide, will enable our customer to make the right decisions, designed to improve and optimize their business and due dilligences. The provided services are important for the sustainable awareness of day to day production.
We offer a comprehensive range of EHS-services on :
- (Drinking) water
- Sediments and sludge
- Recycled Building materials
- Coatings and paint
- Tissues and biofluids
- Leaching tests on waste & recycled materials
Typical analytical tests offered by us :
- Volatile aromatics components
- Volatile chlorinated components
- Heavy metals
- Anionic / Cationic balances
Coatings and paint
Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are some of the most widespread and hazardous sources of lead exposure for young children and maintenance workers.
Any surface covered with lead-based paint where the paint may wear by rubbing or friction is likely to cause lead dust including windows, doors, floors, porches, stairways, and cabinets. Children can be exposed to lead if they chew on surfaces coated with lead-based paint, such as windowsills and door edges.
Chromium Hexavalent (CrVI)
Chromium VI is a carcinogen that can enter the respiratory tract. Given the highly harmful effects of Chromium VI, the need for exposure mapping has increased.
The hazardous substance Chromium VI easily adheres to metals and is used in, among other things, paint, wood, plastic and metal.
In view of the serious health risks, it has been determined that new Chromium VI compounds are only permitted for companies that have received special permission for this.
Chromium VI, however, has been widely applied to materials that will be used for decades to come. Chromium VI can be released during mechanical processing of chromium-containing surfaces. For example, when blasting and coating metal. Chromium VI can also be released during welding processes on stainless steel.
Have your paint tested.
RCI Analytical Services offers sampling and testing services to determine the lead concentration and the chromium VI concentration in your paint or dust.
RCI Analytical Services offers risk assessments to find out whether there is lead in your home, workshop or industrial environment. The risk assessment includes the concentration of lead in paint, water and soil. A risk assessment tells you if there are any serious lead hazards, such as peeling paint and lead dust, and what actions to take to address these hazards.
RCI Analytical Services offers testing on Lead, Chromium, Zinc, Nickel, Aluminium, Cobalt, Cadmium. This range of heavy metals can be extended.
Test your drinking water
Lead in drinking water
Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures.
The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. In homes with lead pipes that connect the home to the water main, also known as lead services lines, these pipes are typically the most significant source of lead in the water. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in older cities and homes built before 1986. Among homes without lead service lines, the most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and plumbing with lead solder.
Important Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Lead in Drinking Water
Have your water tested. RCI Analytical Services offers sampling and testing services to determine the lead concentration in your drinking water.
Run your water. Before drinking, flush your home’s pipes by running the tap, taking a shower, doing laundry, or doing a load of dishes. The amount of time to run the water will depend on whether your home has a lead service line or not, and the length of the lead service line. Residents should contact their water utility for recommendations about flushing times in their community.
Use cold water. Use only cold water for drinking, cooking and making baby formula. Remember, boiling water does not remove lead from water.