What is LEAD
Lead is a soft, bluish-grey metal that is pliable and corrosion-resistant. Until the 1980s, lead was used in paint because it increased durability, made colours more vibrant, and helped paint dry faster. Lead containing paints and coatings do not present a hazard if they are left intact. The health risk occurs when they chip, peel, or are otherwise Damaged. .
When lead-containing materials are disturbed (e.g. scraped or sanded) lead dust can be released into the air and can be inhaled or ingested by people. Below are some side effects to lead exposure.
- Loss of appetite
- Sluggishness and fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Hearing loss
What do I need to do?
If you do not know whether an item in your home contains lead, have an experience contractor come in for testing. If you are living with contaminated materials, HELUX Environmental Services can effectively and efficiently remove these materials from your home.
Contact us today for a free estimate on removing Lead from your home.