There are a myriad of concerns that go along with being a homeowner. The most concerning, is the safety of you and your family. But not all household dangers are easily noticeable and many, such as lead paint, can be hiding in plain sight.
Before lead paint was banned in 1978, it was widely used in America. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, lead can still be found in more than 24 million housing units. That means if you’re a home or an apartment owner in New York, there’s a chance that you or your family have been exposed to lead or could be in the future.
One of the most frightening aspects of lead poisoning is that it is often misdiagnosed. The only real way to tell if someone is suffering from lead poisoning is with a blood test and while its symptoms may be mistaken for common illnesses, the danger lead poisoning poses is very real. Lead poisoning can cause fatigue, stomachaches, reproductive problems and can even lead to seizures, coma and death.
It is hard to tell whether or not the paint in your home has lead just by looking at it. In order to really know whether your home is lead free or not, have it inspected by a professional. Proudly serving homeowners and business owners in Syracuse and Rochester NY. Schedule your EcoSpect Lead Risk Assessment today by calling 585-207-3830 or complete our contact form .
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