New York Environmental


Hazardous Materials

hazardous materials inspections

New York Environmental retains a host of experienced professionals certified to inspect and assess risks for a variety of hazardous materials found throughout the built environment. Licenses maintained by New York Environmental staff include:

  • NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Asbestos Inspectors
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) Asbestos Investigators
  • NYSDOL Project Managers
  • NYSDOL Asbestos Designers
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Lead-Based Paint Inspectors
  • USEPA Lead Risk Assessors

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Asbestos are fibrous minerals with useful physical properties that make them ideal for incorporation into construction materials. However, when materials containing asbestos are broken down during removal or due to typical wear and tear, they pose a significant cancer hazard to human health. 


Lead-Based Paints (LBPs)

Lead is a heavy-metal additive to paint that improves durability and can also act as a pigment for coloration. When LBPs degrade, lead enters the environment as dust that settles on floors and mixing with soil, which poses a significant neurological hazard, especially for young children.    

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

PCBs are a class of banned chemical used as plasticizers in paints, sealants and caulking, and as an electrical insulator in other applications. Exposure to PCBs poses a significant health hazard. Their removal must be done carefully, and PCB-contaminated wastes must be disposed of as hazardous.