Outsourced Toys Contain Lead Paint

Lead was banned from being added to paint in the United States in 1978 due to its detrimental and irreversible health effects. While most people believe lead paint is no longer used, other countries have different, or no regulations on the use of lead. America is known for outsourcing when it comes to production, and with [...]

What To Know Before Hiring a Deleader

New England is widely known for its antique homes and historic charm. While older homes are beautiful and unique, there are many dangers that can occur while living in one. 1.57 million homes in Massachusetts currently contain toxic lead paint. While most articles focus on the dangers of lead exposure, and the detrimental impact it [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:09-04:00Homeowner|

Lead in Children’s Bones- What Was Discovered?

When young children attend their annual checkup, a blood test is administered that includes testing for existing blood lead levels. While a blood test can monitor whether a child has recently been exposed to lead, it does not show whether any past exposure has occurred. It only takes one incident of being exposed to lead to permanently affect a [...]

Lead Prevention While Pregnant

Over the last few decades, lead paint regulations have become more severe and less lenient. The government's concerns are focused mainly on young children, specifically under 6 years old, as they are the most susceptible to becoming poisoned and permanently effected. What is not discussed as often, however, is the impact that lead exposure has [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Health Issues, Lead|

Are Your Child’s Toys Hazardous?

Christmas is finally upon us, and dozens of presents are under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened by eager, enthusiastic children. While most of the blogs I write focus on lead paint in homes, I consider this an important time to touch base on the lead paint in children’s toys. While lead paint was [...]

2017-04-13T15:22:10-04:00Lead|
Go to Top