The dangers of lead poisoning have been well documented.
People, especially children, can swallow or breathe lead dust as they eat, play, and perform ordinary hand to mouth activities while in an environment where potential lead exposure occurs.
Once in the body, lead can have significant effects on human health. In children, lead poisoning damages the nervous system and causes developmental and behavioral problems that can affect them for a lifetime. In adults, it may cause health and reproductive problems.
This is particularly important when structures built prior to 1978 are undergoing restoration or renovations. Lead based paint was commonly used during this period and, when disturbed, can be a significant factor contributing to lead poisoning.
Recently, the EPA mandated guidelines for contractors performing renovations on these structures.
Homeowners are required to be notified of potential exposure and testing for lead must be done prior to renovation. If lead is deemed present, protocols are in place to ensure the safety of both workers and occupants.
When choosing a contractor for renovation or restoration needs, make certain they are certified and trained according to EPA guidelines.
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Lead based paint was commonly used in structures built prior to 1978.