Lead poisoning is the #1 preventable childhood disease in the United States.
There are numerous elements found in a property which contain lead that an adult/child can easily ingest. Some of those items paint chips, tap water, dust and soil. The younger the child, the more harmful lead poisoning can be. If the source of the lead is not determined and properly removed, the poisoning will continue and further affect a person's health
What Causes Lead Poisoning?
If your home was built before 1978 it may contain lead based paint, as can commercial and institutional buildings such as schools and medical facilities. As the paint deteriorates, you become exposed to lead dust, which is harmful to adults and especially harmful to children when it is inhaled. Any renovation and all conventional preparation for repainting disturbs lead paint.
Lead is a toxic metal that may cause a range of health effects in both children and adults, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death. Almost one million children between the ages of one and five have dangerous blood-lead levels. Many residential and commercial properties built after 1978, when lead paint was banned, still have lead-based paint on various surfaces.
Children and adults are likely to inhale a dangerous level of lead dust, either during or after a renovation. Young children who crawl and play on the floor tend to put toys and their hands into their mouths. If there's lead dust on your floors, it goes into their mouths as well.
When to test for Lead Based Paint?
How Titan Environmental Handles Lead Based Paint
The presence of lead in a property is a serious matter that requires professional attention. Our goal is to assist you in understanding and correcting a lead issue from start to finish. Titan Environmental lead inspectors and risk assessors are licensed and certified by California Department of Public Health.
Lead Based Paint Consulting Services Include:
To ensure your lead issue has been resolved, TITAN Environmental can conduct a lead clearance test to evaluate the effectiveness of the abatement to meet the California Division of Public Health's requirements
Looking for a Lead Based Paint Inspector? Call today at 888-94-TITAN