Toxic Lead and Dust
What is toxic lead and Dust?
Toxic lead & dust is a poisoning in which lead paint can produce dangerous lead levels in household dust & soil. Deteriorating lead paint and lead containing household dust are the main causes of chronic lead poisoning. Some lead can be found in paint, ceramics, pipes, and plumbing materials. This happens when lead-based paint is deteriorating and during renovation or repair work that disturbs painted surfaces in older buildings or homes.
What are the signs of toxic lead and dust?
- Peeling paint on surfaces
Is toxic lead and dust a problem?
Lead is particular dangerous to young children when exposed to high levels of lead which can cause serious health issues eg damage to the brain, kidney damage and slowed growth.