Lead

Inspection and Remediation

Whether you suspect you require professional testing for lead or you know it’s already there and you need it removed, we’re here to help. Living or working in a lead based environment should always be avoided. Having qualified professionals conduct proper testing and abatement to allow for you to live a more suitable living environment is a necessity. Trust SEINC CORPORATION to provide you with a healthier lifestyle. Our EPA lead safe experts offer the safest lead testing and removal options to make sure you home or business is free from lead.

HISTORY

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health effects.

Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes. Much of our exposure comes from human activities including, but not limited to the use of leaded gasoline, and past use of lead-based paint in homes. Lead-based paint is a dangerous source of lead but precautions can be taken to reduce exposure. Removing, repairing or disturbing lead paint through normal wear-and-tear such as paint on doors, windows, stairs and railings can expose you and your family to health risks.

HAZARDS

Exposure to lead-based paint usually occurs from ingestion. Lead-based paint does not present a health hazard as long as the paint is not chipping, flaking, crushed or sanded into dust.

Low levels of exposure to lead can cause health effects such as learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children. High levels of exposure to lead may cause lead poisoning and other issues such as anemia and impaired brain and nervous system functions.

Currently there is no known safe level of lead exposure and no known safe blood lead concentration. However, as lead exposure increases, the range and severity of symptoms and effects also increases.

Infants, children and pregnant women are at higher risk. children under six can ingest lead because of their frequent hand-to-mouth activity and tendency to mouth or chew objects. Children absorb and retain more lead into their bodies compared to adults. For pregnant women, even low levels of lead can affect the growth of the developing baby.

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