October 25 to October 31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Approximately 3.6 million American households have children under six years of age who live in homes with lead exposure hazards. The CDC also reports that about 500,000 American children between the ages of one and five years have blood lead levels greater than or equal to the blood lead reference value (BLRV), the level (5 micrograms per deciliter) at which the agency recommends public health actions.
Lead poisoning is a toxic heavy metal that can still be found inside and outside of many homes. This may include the home’s water and the soil around the house in some cases; however, the most common source of exposure is from lead-based paint, which was used in many homes built before 1978.
Lead contamination is also possible and may occur from plumbing and water specific factors such as the amount of time water remains stagnant inside the pipes, whether there are protective scales or coatings present inside pipes that prevent lead from leaching into the water, and the materials used. Should you require lead paint abatement.
Alliance Environmental has over 100 years of combined experience in removal and remediation procedures and we ensure every job meets OSHA and EPA guidelines.