Lead-Based Paint Testing
How Much Lead Exposure Is Okay for Your Family?
The answer is none. Any exposure to lead at all can be dangerous. That’s why EnvioCore takes lead exposure seriously.
Lead exposure is particularly dangerous for children because their bodies are still growing and developing. Lead can affect almost every organ system in the body, and it can cause a variety of health problems, including brain damage, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.
There is no safe level of lead exposure, so it is important to take steps to protect your family from this harmful metal. You can reduce your family's exposure to lead by avoiding contact with contaminated soil and water, and by using lead-free products whenever possible.
What Are the Risks Associated with Lead-Based Paint?
Lead is a metal that was once commonly used in household items such as paint and plumbing. However, it is now known that lead can be harmful to human health. Lead can cause a variety of health problems, including brain damage, kidney damage, and reproductive problems. It can also increase the risk of cancer. Lead is especially dangerous for children, who can suffer from learning disabilities and behavioral problems if they are exposed to lead. pregnant women should also avoid exposure to lead, as it can harm the developing fetus. There are several ways to reduce your exposure to lead, including avoiding old paint chips and avoiding contact with soil that may contain lead.
The EPA recommends testing older structures for lead-based paint before any renovation or demolition project. In some cases, federal regulations require lead-based paint mitigation.