Lead Paint Removal: Safe Practices and Industrial Solutions  

Lead-based paint has been a topic of discussion for many years due to its negative effect on human health. These effects on human health can comprise both: the body and mind. As a result, companies have been making it more of a priority to remove lead-based paint. This blog post will focus on how lead affects human health and how.  

Health Concerns of Lead Paint  

Lead is a dangerous substance for humans. People can be exposed to lead when they inhale lead dust or swallow items containing lead. Adults exposed to the dangerous substance can suffer from various health problems:  

  • High blood pressure  
  • Kidney damage  
  • Fertility problems  
  • Headaches  
  • Dizziness  
  • Fatigue  
  • Memory loss  
  • Decreased motor skills  

Children are not safe from the chemical’s harmful effects. Children who contract lead poisoning can showcase permanent problems related to various aspects of their lives:  

  • Health  
  • Learning  
  • Behavior  

Safe Practices  

There are several safety procedures you should follow when working to remove lead-based paint.   

One major step when removing the paint is to control the lead dust created in the workspace. Dampening the area can assist you in accomplishing this feat. If you are working in an interior room, do not forget to turn off forced-air heating and air conditioning to prevent the dust particles from traveling to other rooms. While controlling the lead particles is an essential and brilliant start, protecting yourself is just as vital. Wearing correct personal protective equipment is also essential when dealing with dangerous chemicals. Remember to clean your area thoroughly after the paint removal to ensure no lead is left behind.  

Industrial Solutions  

A great solution to removing lead-based paint is using industrial or commercial paint strippers. While there is a wide variety of paint strippers on the market, remember to avoid using products that contain methylene chloride. Methylene chloride, or dichloromethane, is considered an unnecessary risk by the EPA due to its effect on human health. Ecolink has multiple paint strippers in our shop that you should consider for your lead paint removal.   

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