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What is a “HEPA” Vacuum?
HEPA (High‐Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums differ from conventional vacuums in that they contain filters that are capable of trapping extremely small, micron‐sized particles. A true HEPA filter can trap 99.97 percent of all airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. To illustrate how small this is, a human red blood cell is usually between 6 and 8 microns wide.
Why do HEPA vacuums need to be used for lead dust cleaning?
Airborne lead dust particles are around 2 or 3 microns in size and settled dust can be anything larger than this all the way up to full size paint chips. While any household vacuum could pick up paint chips, the average household vacuum releases particles smaller than 50 microns which means that the vast majority of the smallest and most easily spread particles are being blown back into the air.