Many people buy artificial Christmas trees to avoid the mess of dropped needles spread throughout their homes. Unfortunately, that pristine artificial tree could be spreading something you can’t see: toxic lead dust.
Protect Your Children By Following These Preventive Do’s and Don’ts Spread the Word – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 20th – 26th Although lead poisoning is the #1 preventable disease in U.S. children, every year, over 500,000 children under the age of six are diagnosed with lead poisoning. Incredibly, this figure does not include the number of children between the ages of six and eighteen that already suffer from lead poisoning. In addition, many other children have not yet
Are Toxins Hiding In Your Dust? Find Out With a Dust Characterization Nearby new construction can certainly be a nuisance, what with all the noise and disruption. But there is a much larger issue that should concern you: the dust. Dust from construction can be downright toxic. It can easily seep into your apartment, workplace or home, polluting your indoor air and covering your belongings. A simple test can tell you what’s contained in that dust and whether it can cause health
Lead in Newark’s Water – How to Protect Yourself The next lead-in-water crisis has hit, and this time it’s close to home. Newark, New Jersey is following in the Flint, Michigan footsteps, and tragedies like these will continue due to the country’s aging water infrastructure. This is leaving us all to wonder, who’s next? The fact is, anyone can have lead in their water, among other contaminants. Where buildings contain older plumbing and fixtures, where there’s a faulty public water supply, and
Top Questions on Lead Answered You asked, we answered. Here are the top questions and answers on lead, lead paint, and lead poisoning. What is lead poisoning? Lead poisoning can occur when lead, a heavy metal, enters your system. How does that happen? Usually from ingesting or inhaling lead dust, which is generated when lead-based paint is disturbed, or water and soil are contaminated. Unfortunately, lead poisoning can severely affect both one’s physical and mental development, causing lifelong issues. At very high