Sources of Lead Poisoning
Sources of lead poisoning can be found in a number of everyday products, and some of these may surprise you . The most common cause of lead poisoning is derived from exposure to dust and chips from worn-out paint.
Products that may contain lead include:
- Paint (Usually found in older homes, toys, furniture and crafts)
- Drinking water
- Children’s jewelry and toys
- Imported candies or foods
- Imported food in cans
Peeling and chipping paint as well as dust from lead-based paint is the most common and dangerous source of lead poisoning for young children. When lead-based paint is not properly maintained and begins to chip or produce dust, young children are at risk of ingesting or inhaling this dangerous substance. The medical consequences of ingestion or inhalation of lead can be severe...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the use of lead-based paint in residential housing in 1978, but did not require the removal of lead-based paint from surfaces that were already coated with this dangerous toxin.
Unfortunately today about 3 million tons of leaded paint remain in over 50 million occupied private housing units that were built prior to 1980.
If your child has been exposed to any lead-based products or chipping lead paint, or any other sources of lead poisoning you could be eligible to file a claim for any health effects caused by lead. Contact us today for a free consultation or call 855-800-0093. Our lead poisoning lawyers in NJ are here to assist however possible.