Lead exposure can cause a variety of health complications. The major pathways lead gets into the body are ingestion and inhalation. Lead is especially toxic for children under the age of six and pregnant women, due to a higher lead absorption rate. Lead dust is especially dangerous for children, who can expose themselves to high amounts of lead through normal hand-to-mouth activities.
Lead is primarily found in the exterior and interior paint of the building. Lead was added to paint for three main reasons: Color Enhancement, Increased Durability and as a Drying Agent. Lead-based paint is typically found in window systems, bathrooms, doorjambs, soffits, chair rails and doors.
Hibernia provides the following lead paint removal services:
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