He can test and also give you clear instructions for how to deal with any lead exposure that he finds. Location and size determine fees, which start at $400 for a 2,000 sq foot apartment in Manhattan.
Cleaning, sealing holes in walls, not taking down walls, and full scale removal are all options. And, I forgot to mention, buying a new apartment is another.
This is his pitch:
Member LEHA Using the LPA-1 XRF Spectrum Analyzer,
US EPA Certified
The Lead and Environmental Hazard Association
Capable of accurate readings in 2-4 seconds,
NO SCRAPING PAINT
OFF WOODWORK OR WALLS.
Using the LPA-1 XRF Spectrum Analyzer,
(ReEdited from 2004-04-13 - MGR)