What About Lead Paint?
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Lead paint is an ongoing issue that has always needs to be taken into careful consideration. When dealing with lead paint, it is important to understand the risks and hazards. Lead paint can have a serious effect on everyone’s health. Understanding the dangers of lead paint and the importance in dealing with lead paint is the issue we will discuss today.
Lead paint was heavily used prior to 1940. Half of the homes built from 1940 to 1960 and some homes built after 1960 still contain lead based paints. Lead paint can exist on any interior or exterior location, such as doors and windows.
Lead is exposed from the paint through dusts, which arrives from chips or peels. The dust can be created by crushing lead paint chips or opening a lead painted window. Scrapping off or sanding off lead paint can also be a contributor to creating lead dusts. The dust can settle on furniture, floors, or walls; which makes children vulnerable to inhaling it. Inhaling this dust can be harmful to the consumer. Lead poisoning, in young children, may result in brain damage, mental functionality, and can affect mental and physical developments. In adults, lead poisoning can result in delayed muscle coordination, nerve controls, and irritability.
Consumers can easily call their local contractors to have homes inspected for lead paint. Knowing the hazards and dangers of lead paint and taking action is ideal for protecting your family.
Here at PNP Craftsmen, we always ensure that all our customers are aware and know the dangers of lead paint. We are a certified lead safe painting firm and specialize in lead safe practices. If you believe your home contains lead paint or simply want more information regarding lead paints, please contact us and we will happily answer all your questions.