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Lead ProgramLead hazard sign is posted outside a vacant house

Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk.

Most common sources of lead poisoning:

  • Deteriorating lead-based paint
  • Lead-contaminated dust
  • Lead-contaminated residential soil

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

Lead Investigation and Analysis

XRF analyzer scans for lead-contaminated paintPortable XRF instrumentation can be used to analyze for the presence of lead in applications ranging from paint, to soils and sediments, to dust wipes and air filters, to ceramic goods and lead in children's toys.

This instrumentation is available for private home inspections, as well as investigations involving children or adults with elevated blood lead levels. Please call (970) 304-6415 for pricing and/or to schedule an appointment.

Weld County residents also can bring their ceramic goods and children’s toys to the health department for free analysis. Please call (970) 304-6415 to schedule an appointment.


Environmental Health Services

1555 North 17th Avenue 
Greeley, CO 80631
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Phone: (970) 304-6415
Fax: (970) 304-6411

Gabri Vergara

Consumer Protection Manager

Phone: (970) 400-2226