How To Check For Lead Paint ?

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How To Check For Lead Paint ?


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Lead based paints were extensively used until 1978. They were the single largest component in paints and were used for both domestic and commercial purposes. Lead paints were banned in 1978 because of the numerous heath hazards they posed to people of all age groups.

Children and pregnant women were primarily affected. Lead was found to be extremely dangerous even in extremely minute quantities. It could affect the nervous system and damage the functioning of several vital organs. In some cases, it could cause instant death as well. Pregnant women had abortions. They would also give birth to preterm babies.

If you are wondering whether your house has lead based paints, you can simply do a lead test to find out the result. For this, you have to buy a self-test kit from a nearby store. There are numerous kits in the market. Each has their own set of instructions and procedures. Remember to pay close attention to the instructions. Once you apply the reagent on the wall, you would generally see a change of color in a few minutes. If the reagent does not react, then your walls are lead free.

If you have very old toys lying at home, it is advisable to check the date of manufacture. If it is before the year 1978, you can be sure that it has a coating of lead based paint. Discard the toy right away. Place it in plastic bags and keep it out of reach from children and animals. It is also advisable to have a good knowledge about the year in which your home was built. You can be very sure it has lead based paints if the house was built prior to 1978.

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Living-In-A-House-With-Lead-Paint      Lead poisoning can lead to numerous physical and mental deformities in humans and animals. Lead based paints were extensively used until 1978. The health hazards lead poses is numerous and lethal. If you are living in a home that has a lead based paint, it is time you take up some drastic measures to save yourself and your family from an impending health catastrophe. More..



 
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