Lead Base Paint
If you haven't
had your home tested yet for
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
- 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.
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