Why Lead Paint Removal Is Essential for Your Health
Depending on when your house was built, it may have potentially dangerous lead paint on its walls. Lead additives in paint were banned in Canada in the 1970s, meaning that many houses built before that time could contain feature lead.
Disturbing this lead paint could expose you or loved ones to the dangers of lead, with children being particularly at risk. So, it is essential that lead paint is safely removed from your house.
In this blog post, we will look at the dangers caused by lead and how best to remove hazardous material in Calgary and Lethbridge.
What Is Lead Poisoning?
Lead is a cumulative toxicant that is hazardous to humans. Lead poisoning occurs when too much lead gets into the body, with the potential to affect multiple body systems such as the brain and kidneys.
Lead can be found in a variety of items, including paint and art supplies. Lead paint found on the walls of older houses is a primary cause of lead poisoning. While it is possible to treat this type of poisoning, it is impossible to reverse any damage it has caused.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning affects many different parts of the body. The following are signs of lead exposure:
- Abdominal pain
- Aggressive behaviour
- Sleep problems
- Memory loss
- Kidney dysfunction
- Loss of appetite
In children, lead poisoning can lead to the loss of developmental skills, particularly with regard to the brain and nervous systems. Lead poisoning is also especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, and low birth weight.
How to Remove Lead Paint
If you detect or suspect that you have lead paint in your house, the first thing to do is contact our team at Clean Air Services. For 25 years, we have provided safe, effective, and affordable removal of lead paint and hazardous material in Lethbridge and the surrounding areas.
Improper removal of lead is hazardous, as it can release toxins in the air, which forms hazardous dust. For safe and correct removal of lead paint, always employ the services of professionals.
Our high-quality specialty equipment includes vacuum filters, respirators, wet sanders, and protective clothing to ensure that safety is paramount, and the lead paint is thoroughly removed from your house.
If you suspect that there is lead paint in your house, call our team today to schedule testing. You can do so by contacting either our Calgary office or our Lethbridge office.
Remove Lead Paint & Hazardous Material in Calgary & Lethbridge
Lead poisoning is a severe threat to our health, and professionals should carry out its removal.
We are the leaders in removing lead paint and hazardous material in Calgary and Lethbridge. Learn more about the dangers of lead paint here and be sure to contact Clean Air Services if you suspect lead paint in your house.