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Lead still in paint report finds

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Lead and lead compounds in paint have been banned in the US since 1977. However lead is used as anti-corrosive pigments and driers in architectural or household paint by some paint manufacturers the EcoWaste Coalition states in its report. Tests in 2010 revealed 69% of the 35 paint samples contained large quantities of lead. One […]

What are the Main Sources of Lead Poisoning?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Lead paint from older buildings. You can’t recognize lead paint it by it’s appearence. Lead paint often tastes sweet and for this reason children and animals will lick lead paint. In addition, once this paint is sanded, scraped or is ripping it tends to generate a hazardous lead dust that can be easily inhaled or swallowed. This lead dust can also […]