Lead Poisoining Awareness
We all know that lead is harmful to our health. For a child, even low levels of lead found in the blood can harm the brain and nervous system. For an adult, it effects the nervous system, reproductive system for both men and women and the cardiovascular system. Lead in a pregnant woman can result to a miscarriage and premature birth. A lead paint lawsuit in California has also been issued. You may read more about it here.
More and more individuals have been aware of the harm that lead can have to someone’s health. According to an article at law360.com the first recorded case of a child with lead poisoning dates back to 1907. This year The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will observe National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 20-26. That week will be observed to focus on educating parents and children on the effects that lead can have to one’s health. This year’s theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” will be the focus of keeping children healthy and reduce the exposure to lead which can be found where a child spends most of their day which is at home, school and at a childcare facility.
In addition, EPA is also considering extending lead paint regulations to commercial and public buildings. By July 1, 2015, EPA will disclose whether they will be lead paint regulations on public and commercial buildings. The lead base painting regulations on housing is a tight restriction so we will be keeping an eye on what EPA decides and how they will be responding. There is a high possibility that EPA may conclude these regulations because of the awareness of lead paint poisoning being promoted. At Alliance Environmental Group, Inc the environmental division specializes in the removal of lead paint. The team is trained in lead safe work practices of proper containment and removal, thorough site contamination and lawful disposal. Below is a detailed info-graphic that contains facts about the dangers of lead.