FACTS ABOUT LEAD
Lead was added to paint to retard deterioration, improve durability and enhance the quality. The disturbance of lead-containing coatings is regulated by the EPA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and many state plans. The presence of lead in coatings is also controlled by the Housing and Urban Development in target housing. The mere existence of lead in coatings is generally not a problem. The generation of lead dusts is created when surfaces containing lead are allowed to deteriorate, or be sanded, drilled or heated during the renovation of a structure. Once created the dust can be inhaled when airborne or picked up and swallowed through contamination from dust laden surfaces. Lead from paint, chips and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly, and can remain in the area long after the improper work is completed.
Children are at Greater Risk
Children can be of greater risk to lead exposure as babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths. Children's growing bodies absorb more lead. Their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging affects of lead.
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All Colorado Hazard Control team members are cross trained to recognize other safety issues including confined space, scaffolding, fall protection, and are State or EPA certified for asbestos, lead based paint and mold remediation. This additional training makes Colorado Hazard Control the only choice able to handle any situation ensuring a turnkey approach to the resolution of your issues
Colorado Hazard Control provides comprehensive solutions for your demolition or remediation projects. In some cases, lead testing is necessary before a project can begin. We administer third-party testing services on your behalf to not only save time but to make sure nothing gets missed during the crucial initial planning process. Have one of our experts come to your home or office to test the area for lead. We arrive quickly and give you definitive results in a matter of hours.