Child Finger Prick Blood Test

What does your Child’s Blood Test Mean?

A blood lead test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning. Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see. Children can be poisoned by lead, but not look or act sick. Many children who have lead poisoning look and act healthy. Because of this, lead poisoning may

Mold Cleaning Method

What is Mold? Mold is a fungal growth that forms and spreads on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter. There are many different mold species that come in many different colors. Excess moisture is generally the cause of indoor mold growth. Molds reproduce by releasing tiny spores that float through the air until

How do you know if your Child has Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning in children is a serious matter. Lead exposure does not produce immediate symptoms. Lead poisoning happens over time slowly with repeated exposure to high levels of lead. Children can be exposed to lead through old paint, water, soil, toys & even dishware. Damage from long term exposure can effect the brain, kidneys &

What is Orthophosphate? How does it help Lead Pipes?

Lead Pipe Corrosion & Orthophosphate What causes lead pipe corrosion? Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. What methods are there

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Lead in your Soil?

Did you know by far, the most common type of contaminant in an urban soil is lead. As the kids play in the yard, they could be exposed to lead in the soil. These increased levels of lead can come from exterior lead-based paint, industrial sources and leaded gasoline deposits. Lead does not breakdown over

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Downstream Effects of Childhood Lead Poisoning

Numerous health, behavior & education issues are some of the harmful effects that follow children into adulthood, who as children had elevated lead blood-levels according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Homelessness, incarceration, and increased juvenile justice involvement are some of the “downstream” consequences the study uncovered. The study tracked data over

Lead Poisoning Dangers in the Workplace

Lead poisoning is preventable. In the workplace one of the first steps is to identify possible hazards & alert the staff. By identifying these possible lead hazards & then testing these areas, business owners can ensure staff can be notified of the risks & a remediation plan can be discussed with a licensed lead abatement