Majic is EPA Lead-Safe Certified
If you are renovating your home and it was built before 1978, make sure you work with a company like Majic that is Lead-Safe Certified.
On April 22, 2010 the federal law is requiring that all renovation contractors that disrupt more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be trained and certified to precisely follow certain work practices in an effort to prevent lead contamination and lead poisoning.
When renovating your home, protect your family. Make sure you only hire a contractor who is in a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. Make sure you hire Majic!
What you need to know about Lead:
- Exposure to lead may cause illness in children and infants even while they are in the womb.
- Kids who appear healthy may have high levels of lead in their bodies if they have been exposed.
- By breathing or swallowing lead dust particles, you can inhale lead into your system. You can also get lead in your system by eating soil or paint chips containing lead.
- There are many ways to reduce lead hazards. In many instances, lead-based paint in good condition is not hazardous to your health.
- If you remove lead-based paint incorrectly you can raise the level of danger to your family's health.
- Read below if you are worried that your home may have lead hazards that you need to take care of. There are ways to protect your family and their health.
How does Lead effect your health?
Lead poisoning in kids remains a huge environmental health issue in the U.S.
You may get lead in your body if you:
- Put your hands or other objects containing lead dust in your mouth.
- Consume paint chips or dirt that contains lead.
- Inhale lead dust, this is common during home renovations that remove or alter painted surfaces.
Lead poisoning is more severe in kids because:
Infants and children put their hands and other objects in their mouths. Their hands may contain many different kinds of germs, bacteria and harmful substances, including lead dust on them. Kids are always growing and their bodies absorb the lead before it can be digested. Children's brains and nervous systems are very sensitive to the very negative effects that lead can have on the body.
Children with high levels of lead in their bodies that go untreated can suffer from:
Brain damage and a breakdown of their nervous systems
Learning disabilities and behavioral disorders can develop. Examples are: hyperactivity, slow growth, hearing disabilities and headaches
Lead can be very harmful to adults. Adults may experience:
Trouble with their reproductive organs (in both men and women)
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