Despite the ban of lead paint occurring in 1978, this hazardous material still exists in homes several decades later. What’s even more devastating about the toxic substance is that it’s oftentimes indistinguishable from normal paint. Now that we’re well aware of the health risks of lead paint, it’s justifiable to want to remove all traces of it in your house. To discover if you have lead paint in your home, though, it’s best to start at some of the common areas in your home that could be hiding lead. [Read more…] about 3 Areas in Your Home That Could be Hiding Lead
Lead paint is a hazardous material that is toxic at any dose. That’s why if found on your property, it’s crucial you have it removed by a professional. To this day, homes and businesses throughout the United States are still contaminated with the substance, despite its use being banned in 1978. In order to curb exposure to lead, the Commonwealth enacted one of the country’s first lead poisoning prevention laws – commonly known as Massachusetts’ Lead Law. [Read more…] about What is Massachusetts’ Lead Law?
A lot of houses and commercial spaces still have lead-painted surfaces, seeing as the hazardous material hadn’t been outlawed until 1978. If found, the removal of lead-based paint is one method to ensure the safety of your building’s occupants. However, when considering abatement, it’s important to understand the approaches to lead paint removal and whether sandblasting or pressure washing is a more effective technique. [Read more…] about Lead Paint Removal: Is Sandblasting or Pressure Washing More Effective?
When you hire an asbestos abatement team, you’re asking them to remove or encapsulate your property’s asbestos. But what happens when they discover another hazardous material such as lead in the process? One must recognize that where there is asbestos, there is likely lead, which is why it’s important that the abatement company understands the link between asbestos and lead RRP. [Read more…] about The Link Between Asbestos Abatement and Lead RRP
A legacy of old homes, businesses, and institutions, lead paint poses a health risk in deteriorating buildings, during renovations and demolitions, and with children present. If you find yourself in any of these situations, before any work for renovation – especially repainting interiors – you should (and may be required to) inspect and test for lead paint. Learn what a lead paint inspection entails and why it goes hand-in-hand with the Lead RRP process.
Today we still have the legacy of lead paint in homes and businesses across the United States, even though the risks and bans have been long known. When we discover that commonly used construction materials are toxic, it is a very gradual process to enact state and federal bans against it and begin recovery. The risks of lead from lead paint had been well known for decades if not centuries, but the slow march of government, intensive lobbying, and dragging lawsuits took a long time to enact change. Let’s look at why lead paint is still present in so many buildings, using an example that is close to home. [Read more…] about Why is Lead Paint Still Present in Homes and Housing?