Despite strict guidelines by the EPA, lead poisoning remains a prevalent problem in the US. Most private homes and commercial properties built before 1978—including public buildings like schools—contain lead-based paint and other building materials. Protecting your family, your employees, and the public from lead poisoning should be a top priority.
Not sure where to start? The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is hosting National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week on October 20th-26th. Their goal is to educate the public about the dangers of lead poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure.
Get Involved in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
From Twitter chats to webinars, NCHH is providing quality information on various platforms that are easily accessible to homeowners, parents, property owners, and community resource providers. Here’s a preview of their daily educational topics this year:
- Monday, October 21, 2019: How Do You Know If There Is Lead in Your Home?
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls
- Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Speak to a Health Care Provider about Blood Lead Tests for Children
- Thursday, October 24, 2019: Learn More about Your Drinking Water
- Friday, October 25, 2019: Lead Information in Other Languages
What to Do When You Discover Lead Contamination
If you discover lead in your home, don’t panic. It’s time to call in the pros. Because of the risks involved, DIY lead paint abatement is no longer allowed in the US. Lead abatement specialists are trained and certified to follow the EPA’s guidelines. That means we remove lead contamination safely and thoroughly, preventing the formation of lead dust that could cause long term health problems for families, students, and others who may be exposed.
Don’t wait to abate. Call Clean Environmental Group today.