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Lead poisoning in Humans
EPA CERT # NAT-26458-1
Ingesting hazardous lead dust from uncontained renovations causes irreversible damage to the human nervous system, brain,
red blood cells and the heart
ultimately resulting in:
Attention Deficit Disorder
Violent or Aggressive Behavior
Slowed or reduced growth
Although rare the final results
of high Level Lead Poisoning are
Cognitive Disabilities, Coma or Death.
The harmful effects of lead poisoning are permanent. There is no cure just prevention.
Across America, lead-based paint was widely used though out the last two centuries until it was banned for use in residential homes in 1978. If your home, apartment or child care facility was built before 1978, there is a high likelihood that it contains lead paint. Lead-based paint, hidden under layers of newer lead-free paint, can break down because of age and poor maintenance. Household repairs, renovations, remodeling and some painting activity's will create hazards lead dust becoming a environmental health problems in your home.
posing a serious lead threat to your children and yourself.
Lead In Tampa Homes
Over 70 % of Tampa Homes in zip codes 33629 Palma Ceia, 33611 South Tampa, 33606 Hyde Park, 33604 Seminole Heights, and Davis Island that were built before 1978, are testing positive for lead paint, and do pose a high threat to children if lead - safe practices are ignored.
Federal law now requires:
Contractors,handyman services,property managers, and all others tradesmen who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation must be EPA certified renovators, certified in lead-safe work practices if their work disturbs more than 6 square feet of paint on the interior or a 20-square-foot section on the exterior of homes and child care facilities built before 1978. The older your home is, the more likely it contains lead-based paint, which can turn into fine, ingestible dust, if disturbed. The RRP program was put in place to protect children and pregnant women from lead dust causing lead poisoning created by uncontained renovations, remodeling,home repairs and some painting activities. Most homes in Tampa are pre 1978 and require that lead safe practices be used by your contractor,handyman, remodeler, painter, plumber and electrician.