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Lead Paint Testing: It’s estimated that over half of all buildings in the United States constructed before 1978 contain lead paint.
Although children are the most vulnerable to lead poisoning, lead also presents a threat to workers performing renovations that disturb the paint as well as to residents of the renovated space.
Be safe and call on DR. Environmental for Lead Paint Testing. We’ll inspect and test your structure.
Did you know: lead poisoning is the number one preventable childhood disease in the USA. Children can easily ingest household lead because it can be present all around them: in paint chips, tap water, dust and the soil.
The younger the child is, the more damage lead poisoning can do. If the source of the lead is not determined and removed, the poisoning will continue. DR. Environmental’s lead inspectors are licensed, certified and have years of experience.
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Lead is a toxic metal that can cause a range of health effects in children and adults, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death.
Almost one million children between the ages of one and five have dangerous blood-lead levels. Many houses and apartments built before 1978, when lead paint was banned for residential use, still have lead paint on surfaces.
Children and adults are likely to inhale a dangerous level of lead dust, either during or after a renovation. Young children like to put toys and their hands into their mouths. If there’s lead dust on your floors or on your property, it goes into their mouths.
Before you risk exposing your family to lead, find out if a hazard exists. Hire a professional lead-testing service because home test kits are not always accurate, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lead can be present in multiple locations in and around the home, including in paint, in water, and in the soil. Ingestion of lead can lead to lead poisoning, so having a home tested for lead is critical in the following scenarios:
If you rent or own a house or apartment built before 1978, the year lead paint was banned for residential use, you should test for lead paint.
If you are buying, selling, or renting a condom, co-op or home built before 1978
Before beginning any renovation
Before disturbing a painted surface
Before beginning any demolition project on a property built before 1978
Removing or disturbing lead-painted surfaces improperly can increase the hazard to your family, because lead dust can be spread around the house.
Use only contractors and professionals, like DR. Environmental, certified in lead-safe work practices, who follow strict safety rules when working with lead.
Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison. Lead poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. It occurs when lead builds up in the body.
Lead is found in lead-based paints, including paint on the walls of old houses and toys.
It is also found in:art supplies, contaminated dust, and gasoline products sold outside of the United States and Canada.
Lead poisoning usually occurs over a period of months or years. It can cause severe mental and physical impairment. Young children are most vulnerable.
Children get lead in their bodies by putting the lead containing objects in their mouths. Touching the lead and then putting their fingers in their mouths may also poison them. Lead is more harmful to children because their brains and nervous systems are still developing.
Lead poisoning can be treated, but any damage caused cannot be reversed.