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    Old 12-16-2019, 03:33 AM   #1
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    Lead poisoning

    Need information about the effects of lead and how to prevent, esp for young children in the house. Any trustworthy sources out there?

     
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    Old 12-16-2019, 10:18 AM   #2
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    Re: Lead poisoning

    I'm sure there are....one would have to do the research through government publications.
    The most caution is to not buy products from cheap places like dollar stores etc. Purchase reputable brands from quality stores and not online. If it's a cheap price, it might be a knock-off.
    Check recalls.

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    Old 12-16-2019, 01:11 PM   #3
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    Re: Lead poisoning

    Quincy, are you talking about lead test kits?
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    Old 12-16-2019, 01:57 PM   #4
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    Re: Lead poisoning

    There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. If there is lead in the house, you need to get the children out of the house.

     
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    Old 12-16-2019, 03:42 PM   #5
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    Re: Lead poisoning

    Just be sure everything that's painted was done after lead was banned in paint.

     
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    Old 12-16-2019, 07:03 PM   #6
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    Re: Lead poisoning

    You can have an inspector come in and test your house for lead. You can also have a blood test done for your children to test to see if there is any lead in their systems. If there is, a house inspection MUST be done.
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    Old 12-17-2019, 03:48 AM   #7
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    Re: Lead poisoning

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    Just be sure everything that's painted was done after lead was banned in paint.

    Yes indeed you are all saying exactly what I'm finding in all my research. There is only one lead test approved by the EPA ...link below... and it's not that expensive.
    There is an alternative to removing the lead paint for people like me that cannot afford the several thousands to remove it or replace the wood...it's to encapsulate with Benjamin Moore paint. The website I'm reading lately https://www.bradthepainter.com/lead-test-kit/ has links to the EPA and the paint and instead of doing pretending to give the how to steps, just links with the right EPA pages on how to handle this. ...link below

    https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead

    So thanks a lot for your spot-on advice. For anyone in the future, use the EPA only and not some website that claims to be expert. This is very high stakes and has to be done right.

    Last edited by illusionsgame; 12-21-2019 at 04:01 AM. Reason: epa link was wrong

     
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    Thanks to all who replied: very helpful indeed

     
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