Lead poisoning is a serious environmental health hazard that must be properly addressed. Inhalation and ingestion of lead by young children can impede brain development and damage the nervous system and kidneys, among other bodily functions. Overall clean up and soil remediation services are essential to protect the property and anyone using it. After defining the problem, effective environmental remediation processes and stabilization technologies are adopted to remove the lead and waste.
Though the use of lead was banned from use in paints and other substances years ago, lead still contaminates many areas. If you identify lead-based paint is the reason for soil contamination, make sure to remove the leaded pain in a safe manner, so that it can be disposed of properly as to not further contaminate the soil. Drinking water may contain higher levels of lead due to the use of lead pipes or lead solder. In such cases, let water run for several minutes before using it for drinking and cooking. For a lasting solution from lead contamination, it may be best to consult a lead remediation servicer.
Other sources of lead exposures may be lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain. Also, some occupations like Battery manufacturing, Auto mechanics, and Plastic manufacturing also result in lead exposure at various levels.
Inhalation and ingestion of lead can be dangerous, as the lead replaces the calcium and/or iron in the hemoglobin molecule. Lead can get more toxic over time, as it is stored in tissues and bones for several years. When the level of lead in the blood reaches above 15 ug/dl, a person is considered as lead poisoned and levels greater than 45 ug/dl are considered medical emergencies.
Some of the symptoms of Lead poisoning are Loss of appetite, Insomnia, Fatigue, Headaches, Learning disabilities, Hearing dysfunction and Miscarriage in pregnant women. Medical problems such as Nausea, Wrist or foot drop, Anemia, Seizures and Convulsions can also result from lead poisoning.
Protecting against lead exposure is the only way to prevent lead poisoning. Implement Lead Remediation processes to protect the environment in which you live.