If you are living in or purchasing a home built before 1978, there is a chance that lead based paint may have been used. Lead may also be found in the plumbing, fittings and solder of these homes.
Exposure to paint dust or water that contains lead has been found to cause severe health and mental issues in people and especially children.
There are a few different types of lead inspection techniques, but the most commonly used and least invasive way uses an x-ray to detect lead in the walls, even deep under multiple paint layers. This information is very important to know if you are planning on renovating, sanding the walls or any other activity that may release lead contaminated dust.
- Interference with development of body organs
- Causes reduced I.Q., learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder
- Lack of coordination, drowsiness and speech problems
- Cancer, seizures, coma or even death
Since lead only becomes dangerous when its disturbed, as long as you know where it is present you can take steps to avoid lead poisoning. If you think you may be at risk, give us a call and we can give you more information on how to live with lead.