LEAD REMOVAL

LEAD REMOVAL

Lead is a naturally occurring yet highly toxic heavy metal that is soft, malleable and denser than most other materials. Lead is present almost everywhere. It is in the soil, in the water, in our food and in our products. Some of the more common places to find lead are house and wood paints and other construction coatings, as well as plumbing and solder for welding. While the use of lead in paint is illegal, it can still be found in older buildings and on ceramic dishes bearing lead-based colours and glazes.

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WHAT IS LEAD POISONING?

Lead is highly toxic if it is inhaled or eaten, since it can get into the bloodstream and be stored in the tissues and bones. With prolonged exposure, lead poisoning can result in:

  • Permanent damage to the nervous system
  • Developmental delay in children
  • Behavioural changes
  • Anemia
  • Hearing loss
  • Reproductive damage
  • Kidney disease

HOW CAN I REDUCE EXPOSURE?

You can’t get rid of lead in your household or business without a professional, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your exposure to it.

  • FREQUENT CLEANING
    Cleaning often has been shown to minimize exposure to lead considerably. This should include not only household cleaning of all surfaces, but also frequent cleaning of your child’s hands and gear with warm soapy water.

  • TEST YOUR WATER
    If you have lead pipes or solder, or simply aren’t sure, arrange to have your water tested for lead.

  • COLD WATER
    Use only cold water for cooking and drinking

  • RUN YOUR TAPS
    Run the taps for a few seconds before drinking water.

WHEN DO I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL?

If you have lead paint, pipes or solder, don’t try to remove or contain it on your own, because improper removal can result in lead-containing dust becoming airborne and thus inhaled or ingested. In order to make sure lead is safely removed, you need to hire a professional who is properly trained in lead abatement. Harbour City Environmental Services will ensure that all lead abatement and cleanup will be done safely, keeping your work site healthy and productive.

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