Dangers Of Lead Exposure At A Glance

Lead affects nearly all living things. It however affects some people more than others. The effects always depend on how long one has been exposed to lead. That explains why old people are usually affected more. Most of them were alive in the 70s when lead and asbestos were used in nearly everything. But like already hinted lead does not discriminate. More at http://www.leadremovalexperts.ca/edmontonab/.

Effects to children

They happen to be the most affected. Lead traces in paint and toys affect them most. But that is not everything – overexposure for long results to low IQ as well as slow brain development. That means slow learning and to some extent and slow growth.

Lead paint


Adults too can be adversely affected by exposure to lead based paints. Exposure to adults may lead to nerve damage and increased blood pressure. Extreme lead exposure may have carcinogenic effects too. Exposure to expectant women may lead to miscarriages or still births.

Lead paint peelings

Lead paint is in its most dangerous form when it peels off or chips off and is converted to dust. This is mainly because it can be inhaled directly. Chances of exposure at this stage are always high. That is in fact why scrapping off lead based paint without protective gear is extremely dangerous.

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