The Dangers Of Lead Paint
Lead is commonly found in interior house dust, with the primary problem being lead-based paint. Lead-based paint represents one of the highest potentials for lead exposure in humans, especially childrens. Approximately 75% of homes built before 1980 contained some lead-based paint. Lead is now banned in consumer paints. Exposure to lead-based paint occurs from paint deterioration and the generation of lead dust that settles within the home. Lead-based paint was used on windows and doors, both wood and metal, on base boards and trim, and also on the house's exterior.
Lead is one of the few naturally occuring substances that appears to have no use within the human body. The areas of the body affected by lead exposure includes red-blood cells, the central and periphearal nervous systems, kidneys and reproductive system. Children and adults are affected differently in regard to lead exposure. Children are at greater risk of lead absorbsion and toxicity than adults. Symptoms of lead poisoning include fatigue,loss of apetite, irritability, sleep disturbance, behavioral change, developmental regression, clumsiness, vomiting, muscular irregularities, weekness and abdominal pain. A physical exam generally reveals little or nothing. Homes built before 1980 should be tested for lead paint...
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