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Are you living in a home that was built before 1978?
-If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint.
-Paint chips and dust from deteriorating paint can contain dangerous levels of lead.
-Dust containing lead can be created by friction activities, such as when windows, doors, or drawers are opened and closed, or by walking on stair treads.
-Lead can be found: In the city, country, or suburbs as we'll as in apartments, single-family homes, and both private and public housing.
-That favorite dump truck or antique doll furniture could contain lead-base paint.
-More recently, imported toys have been recalled because of high levels of lead.
Lead is poisonous because it interferes with some of the body's basic functions. A human body cannot tell the difference between lead and calcium, which is a mineral that strengthens bones. Like calcium, lead remains in the bloodstream for a few weeks. Then it is absorbed into the bones, where it can collect for a lifetime. Lead is especially dangerous to children under six years of age. Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous system, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavior problems.
Lead Testing Consultants can do a lead-base paint inspection in your home. An inspection is a surface by surface investigation to determine the presence of lead-base paint. The inspection is performed using state of the art XRF equipment and by a Florida certified lead inspector. You will be giving a full written report indicating if and where lead-base paint is located in your home. Protect yourself and your family by knowing if there is a lead-base paint hazard in your home. Be safe have LTC come out to do an inspection in your home today.
For more information about the health effects of exposure to lead, visit the EPA lead website at www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm or call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
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