Lead Paint Testing Protects Your Family
You just want to knock out a wall and add a bar, so you don’t need lead paint testing, right? Think again.
Here’s the thing, until pretty recently, lead was used in a lot of construction materials. Homes built as recently as the late seventies have been found to contain large amounts of heavily leaded paint. Since it’s common to simply paint over old paint that’s not peeling, many older homes contain layers of high-lead paint that may be encapsulated by successive paint jobs.
Now, you move your family into that cute little circa 1920s cottage and decide to knock out a wall or two, cracking open the encasing paint that covered the old lead paint, grinding the old paint into powder and tossing it into the air for all to breathe. Perhaps before unleashing this scenario, you should consider some things we know about lead exposure.
Key facts about lead exposure risks:
- Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.
- Lead exposure is estimated to account for 674 000 deaths per year.
- Lead exposure is estimated to account for 9.8% of the global burden of idiopathic intellectual disability, 4% of the global burden of ischaemic heart disease, and 5% of the global burden of stroke.
- Lead in the body is distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. It is stored in the teeth and bones, where it accumulates over time. Human exposure is usually assessed through the measurement of lead in blood.
- There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.
- Lead poisoning is entirely preventable.
Source: World Health Organization
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Before you start tearing out walls in your home or business, find out what you’re dealing with. Rarefied Air Environmental’s experienced technicians are experts in lead-based paint testing in San Diego and can help you determine whether Call Rarefied Air today, and breathe easier.
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