Children six years and above are the most vulnerable
to lead exposure and its health effects includes Behavioral Problems Learning Disabilities Seizures Convulsions Coma Impair mental and physical development In worse case death
Years ago lead was a major constituent of
several products found in homes and indoor space such as, old lead based paint,
toys, ceramic based items and plumbing materials.
Majority of homes in the UK built before
1960 almost certainly contain high level of leaded paint. It is important to be
aware that some homes build recently may also contain leaded paint. And other
lead based products.
Innocent renovation activities can result
in dangerous level of exposure to lead, That can happen when lead-based paint
is removed incorrectly by dry scraping walls or sanding. Also Lead contaminated
outdoor air can find its way into indoor space.
The use of lead based soldering and stained
glass making as also lead to high level of exposure