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CTSI provides environmental testing, consulting, and training services to identify lead hazards to protect the public, workers, and to help landlords and companies comply with health and safety regulations.

New York, NY, December 5th, 2022 — Last month, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced winning over $5 million in a lawsuit against a Buffalo-area landlord for alleged violations of lead safety laws that resulted in over two dozen reported cases of childhood lead poisoning.

“While no amount of money can reverse the damage he’s wrought, today’s landmark decision will fund invaluable lead poisoning prevention and abatement efforts throughout Erie County,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James. “Let this be a warning to all other landlords who would try to shirk their responsibilities: if you put children in harm’s way, my office will hold you accountable.”

Lead-based paints and dusts contaminated with lead are some of the most common sources of lead exposure for children. Unfortunately, many homes and properties built before 1978 still contain these paints. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are millions of households with children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.

“Testing for lead can help to identify exposure risks in and around buildings so they can be safely removed or mitigated,” said Frank Selamie, President of CTSI. “This not only protects renters and tenants, these services also help to keep landlords and facility managers in compliance with health and safety regulations to avoid costly noncompliance penalties and potential lawsuits like the case in Buffalo.”

CTSI, with offices in New York and Florida that service clients nationwide, offers lead-based paint testing, consulting, and training services. Their EPA lead certified risk assessors and inspectors have successfully performed thousands of projects for landlords, facility managers, schools, universities, daycare centers, and other clients. CTSI’s services comply with the NYC Department of Health, HUD, and EPA guidelines to protect children, workers, and building occupants.

To learn more about lead or other industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, environmental, health, and safety services, please visit www.ctsiweb.com, email [email protected], or call (212) 971-7016.

About CTSI

Established in 1992, Consulting & Testing Services, Inc. (CTSI) was founded on one strong commitment: to provide efficient and expert services to clients based on professionalism, innovation, and cost-effective solutions. This commitment has been furthered by CTSI’s reputation for fostering client relationships in all sectors of the Environmental Health, Safety, and Construction industries. CTSI prides itself in utilizing a high-quality service based on its diverse team of staff and professionals’ concise recommendations and solutions to the most pressing dilemmas. The company operates offices in New York and Florida that service clients across the United States.



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