Lead Testing and Remediation

Why Do You Need to Be Concerned About Lead?

Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.

Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the United States.

  • People can get lead in their body if they:
    Put their hands or other objects covered with lead dust in their mouths.
    Eat paint chips or soil that contains lead.
    Breathe in lead dust, especially during renovations that disturb painted surfaces.
  • Lead is more dangerous to children because:
    Babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths. These objects can have lead dust on them.
    Children’s growing bodies absorb more lead.
    Children’s brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.
  • If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:
    Damage to the brain and nervous system.
    Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
    Slowed growth
    Hearing problems
  • Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from:
    Reproductive problems (in both men and women)
    High blood pressure and hypertension
    Nerve disorders
    Memory and concentration problems
    Muscle and joint pain

Are you renovating, repairing or painting a home, child care facility or school built before 1978? Are you disturbing any surfaces that might contain lead?

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