Friday, 1 February 2013

Lead Based Paint in Homes Still a Threat

Lead paint is the single greatest environmental threat to children ages 6 and younger according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's also dangerous to adults and if you're in the market to remodel or renovate your home you should heed experts advice. If your home was built before 1978 you could have lead paint in the underlying layers on your home. Disturbed or damaged painted areas can release toxic lead dust particles into the air. Lead poisoning is 100% preventable if you know what to look for and what to do. You can get your home and your child tested for lead. The EPA has some great recommendations. Follow this link for full article and links to EPA's recommendation list to keep you and your family safe from lead poisoning. EcoSolve Americas has safe water based gel strippers that coat the material being stripped and keep it wet for dust free paint removal. Never dry scrape or sand possible lead paint in homes built before 1978 always test for lead paint first. Follow the EcoSolve Blog for great tips on how you can test your home for lead paint, DIY painting tips, and safety precautions you can take to make next home remodel or renovation a safe one for everyone. For more info on EcoSolve and their brand of Tough Not Toxic paint removal products visit

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