|When should I test for lead-based
Any home built prior to 1978 could be suspect. Paint
that is peeling or flaking from an area should be tested. Areas
where children are likely to chew - such as window sills (lead paint
is sweet tasting) or renovation projects (removing of walls).
What are the effects of the lead in the environment?
Lead has no function in the body. It can have poisonous
effects on the liver, kidneys, nerves, bones, blood and brain causing
a variety of toxic reactions including learning disabilities and
even retardation. Children are at high risk because their normal
activities introduce non-food items into their bodies, and their
developing brains are very susceptible to lead's toxic properties.
Lead accumulates in the body and is only slowly removed. Exposure
to low levels of lead over extended periods of time can cause serious
behavioral problems and learning disabilities. Adults as well as
children are susceptible to the toxic effects on lead.
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