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Lead-Based Paint: Silvia Barber and Integral Receive Certification

Silvia Barber, a scientist with Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral), was recently certified as a Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor in the state of Hawaii.  With this certification, Ms. Barber is authorized to perform inspection, post-abatement clearance, lead hazard screening, and risk assessment activities.  Integral as a firm also received certification to perform lead-based paint activities in Hawaii.

Lead can be toxic to humans and animals.  Infants, children under the age of 6, and pregnant women are especially sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.  Federal and state regulatory standards have helped reduce the amount of lead in the environment, but even today, it is sometimes necessary to investigate, mitigate, and manage potential sources of lead contamination.  Integral can perform screenings and activities that reduce exposure to lead in the environment, thereby helping to keep sensitive populations safe.

“These certifications allow Integral to provide additional risk assessment services to our Hawaiian clients,” said William Cutler, Ph.D., P.G., Integral principal.  “We have a reputation for offering a wide range of technical solutions, and now we can expand our environmental services related to lead contamination.”

Ms. Barber is a scientist with 10 years of experience performing environmental assessments.  She has participated in soil, sediment, water, air, and biota sampling at several Superfund sites and is experienced at using GIS mapping software and handheld X‑ray fluorescence instruments.  Currently, Ms. Barber assists the Hawaii Department of Education with assessments of hazardous materials, including lead, in exterior soils at several schools in Hawaii.

For more information about these certifications and Integral’s related capabilities, contact Ms. Barber at sbarber@integral-corp.com.

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