Most lead X-Ray aprons need testing and will expire. When, depends on the manufacture instruction which in most cases on a label attached to the apron. You should have your Dental Supply Representative take a look at your aprons and make suggestions. The new non-lead aprons in most cases do not require testing or expire. To dispose a lead apron, you can drop it off at a hazard material drop off station in your city or county or use a a mail back container, again ask your Dental Supply Representative.
by Tom Terry