Spectrum Environmental Associates Schenectady NY


Lead Base Paint


If you haven't had your home tested yet for
Lead-Based Paint,
here are some important facts you should consider ...


According to the Centers for Disease Control
(US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

  • About 74% of homes in the U.S. (built before 1980) contain lead-based paint.
  • Many cases of Lead Poisoning result when homes containing lead-based paint are remodeled or renovated without precautions being taken.
  • Lead-based paint is the most common high-dose source of lead exposure for children.
  • Lead Poisoning is one of the most common and preventable pediatric health problems today.
  •  In general, children are more at risk for lead exposure than adults, because they have more hand-to-mouth activity and absorb lead easier than adults.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

  • Ordinary dust, dirt and soil may contain toxic amounts of lead.
  • Families have been poisoned by scraping or sanding lead paint because these activities generate large amounts of lead dust.


If you have any questions or comments about Spectrum Environmental Associates, Inc. or the services we offer, please let us know.

2539 Albany Street 
Schenectady , NY 12304
518-346-4062 fax




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