Lead Poisoning

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According to the environmental protection agency, lead poisoning is a top environmental health hazard for young children and effects as many as 1.7 million children from the age of five and under. Moreover, adults that are exposed to lead pollution in the workplace are at risk for developing lead toxic poisoning illnesses as well.

Have you or a loved one developed a symptom of lead paint poisoning? Contact an environmental lawyer about your symptom of lead paint poisoning today. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Some of the products and substances that have been known to contain lead are:

  • Paint
  • Household Dust
  • Soil
  • Air
  • Drinking Water
  • Food
  • Ceramics
  • Home remedies
  • Hair Dyes
  • Cosmetics

According to the national safety council, the biggest source of concern is with the nations’ older housing which was almost exclusively painted with lead containing paints. Until 1978, many of the interior and exterior paints contained high lead levels. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that there are still approximately 38 million US homes that have some lead metals and paint containing lead. Lead paint that is in good condition does not pose a health threat. However, when the paint becomes deteriorated, the particles may become lose and contaminate the air. There is a serious health hazard for people that are breathing lead contaminated air.

The symptoms of lead poisoning range from very mild to severe illness. Some of the effects of lead poisoning could be lowered IQ, headaches, memory problems, reduced coordination, learning disabilities, irritability, hyperactivity, increased sleeping, decreased activity and fatigue, hearing loss, vomiting, slow reflexes, muscle weakness, seizures, coma, and hypertension. Other gastrointestinal problems could be constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, poor appetite, and weight loss.

In 1992, The Federal Government adopted the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, also known as Title X, which contains a strict adoption regarding the sale of homes and requires sellers to disclose known lead hazards prior to the sale or lease of a home that was built before 1978. Renovators, remodelers and contractors are required to provide information to home owners of pre 1978 built homes before they attempt to undergo a contracted project.

Have you or a loved one developed a symptom of lead paint poisoning? Contact an environmental lawyer about your symptom of lead paint poisoning today. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

 

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