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Lead Hazards

Lead-based paint chips, as well as soil and household dust contaminated with lead are listed as a primary source of childhood lead poisoning.


lead inspections for lead are conducted by certified lead inspectors.

Typically the childhood lead poisoning comes from HAND to MOUTH contact with lead contaminated:

  • Dust

  • Soil

  • Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) often talks about "chewable surfaces" such as window sills that a toddler might chew on, however a primary source comes from children touching old painted surfaces and then hand to mouth contact either directly or through food consumption.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 1 in 11 American children have elevated blood lead level, and that 57 million homes and apartments have lead-based paint.

Peeling paint may contaminate adjacent soils

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Lead Hazards
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