Understanding The Importance Of Lead Remediation
Although the government banned the use of lead paint in the late ‘70s, many older homes still contain traces of lead today.
Across the United States Environmental Protection Agency, lead paint is still present in millions of homes. In fact, it is present under layers of new paint.
Excessive exposure to lead paint can cause lead poisoning, especially in children. Lead poisoning is a serious condition. It is a type of metal poisoning that can hinder mental and physical development. In fact, a study has established a direct correlation between childhood lead exposure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prolonged exposure to lead can cause a number of health issues, including but not limited to:
- Learning disabilities
- Behavioral problems
- Speech delay
- Kidney damage
- Memory loss
- Heart attack
Generally, lead poisoning symptoms include:
- Severe abdominal pain or cramps
- Sleep problems
- Throbbing headaches
- Irritability or loss of appetite
- Extreme fatigue
- High blood pressure
However, symptoms may vary from one person to another.
It’s important to understand that lead poisoning occurs slowly within the body. Even exposures to small quantities of lead over a long period of time can cause it. Young children are at a higher risk to develop it since they touch lead objects. Since their brains are still developing, lead can cause severe damage to children.
How to control lead exposure
If your home has lead based paint, it won’t be a problem if it’s in good shape. However, once the paint starts to peel off or crack, you would have to invest in lead remediation service.
The first thing you should do is have your home tested for lead poisoning. Most old homes have some levels of lead present.
Once it’s established that your home comprises lead, you need to get it removed immediately. Don’t try to remove the paint yourself. It’s extremely dangerous and should be left to experts.
Professional lead remediation contractors use advanced techniques and tools to ensure removal in a safe, effective manner. They will inspect your home and get rid of lead from the contaminated materials, such as windows, walls, doors and more.
Make sure you hire professional asbestos testing company as soon as possible. Once lead enters the body, it can damage red blood cells.
For high quality lead remediation services PA, look no further than us. As a licensed environmental waste management company, we have been assisting residential and commercial clients get rid of lead from their properties since the past 20 years. Other than lead remediation, you can count on us for asbestos abatement, remediation and testing. We operate in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County and State of Delaware.