As with asbestos, there are also laws concerning the safe handling of lead. In fact, for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger, this may be more of an immediate concern than asbestos. Lead gets into your blood stream by ingestion or inhalation, and can cause severe damage to the nervous system and have many other damaging effects. This is why we highly recommend a quick lead test. Fortunately, detecting lead is easily done with testing swabs that are commercially available. If you live in a home, or if your child spends a lot of time in a building constructed before 1978, we advise that you perform a quick lead test or call us, and let us help you.
When was your home built, and what about those in which your child frequently visits? If only for the peace of mind, it’s likely high time for a lead test. Learn more about our lead testing services.