There's a good reason why lead contamination raises concern.
Lead can cause blood disorders, reproductive problems, birth defects, high blood pressure, and brain and nervous-system disorders. In severe cases, the health problems associated with lead poisoning not only can be immediate but also long-term or recurring. That's because lead is stored in your bones.
So, where can lead be picked up? From ...
- soil containing paint, dust, leaded gas exhaust, and industrial releases
- pipes and solder made before passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act (1986, 1988)
- paint on houses, structural steel, and bridges built before 1980 (though many bridges are still being coated with lead-based paint).
You can be exposed to lead by breathing it in or swallowing it. And who's most at risk from occupational lead exposure?
- Lead abatement workers
- Demolition workers
- Steel welders and cutters
- Sheet-metal workers
- Plumbers and pipe fitters
Call on EMS, the lead paint abatement experts.
Lead paint abatement refers to the process whereby lead paint hazards are safely reduced, either by enclosure or the removal, replacement, or encapsulation of lead paint. We'll complete an exposure assessment prior to commencing with any lead paint abatement activities. If the exposure level is insignificant and no construction, remodeling, or demolition activities are planned, abatement may not be necessary.
In any event, we'll be happy to meet with you and explain what lead paint liabilities you may have and what, if any, abatement action you should take.