Lead-based paint is the most significant source of lead exposure in the U.S. today. Lead is a toxic material that can enter the body through a number of ways including respiration and ingestion. High levels of lead-poisoning can cause seizures, coma and even death, while low levels are known to affect the brain, kidneys, blood and central nervous system.
There is a sense of urgency when it comes to lead abatement, especially in homes or businesses that have children. Lead paint was still being used in homes as recently as 1978 and is frequently found tucked underneath newer layers of paint.
Contractors are required to take special lead-specific precautions when renovating homes to minimize risk of lead poisoning. At ALM Abatements, we provide risk assessment of your home or business then work to develop and implement a stabilization plan to safely eliminate lead from the property.
For more information on lead visit CDPHE-Lead