Lead Paint Abatement
Lead is extremely toxic to living organisms. It is especially dangerous to children under age six whose bodies are still developing. Lead causes nervous system damage, hearing loss, stunted growth, reduced IQ, and delayed development. It can cause kidney damage, headaches and, in extreme cases, seizure and coma.
Lead was used as a major ingredient in many kinds of paint prior to World War II and into the 1950's, until other pigmentations were developed. After that, the use of lead in paints continues, less as a pigment and more as a drying accelerator.
In 1971, the Federal government enacted the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act to regulate the use of lead-based paint in housing and commercial facilities, this Act regulated the sale of new paint but the issue still remains a significant problem in older painted facilities. A recent report by the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) estimates that approximately 42 million homes still contain lead-based paint.
Lead paint abatement has been an ever growing business and Cardinal Environmental Operations knows that when it come to lead remediation you need an EPA knowledgeable and licensed professional, and one that understands the inner workings of the lead removal process.
With lead there is no room for error, the consequences can be substantial. The EPA as set stringent regulations for Lead remediation and here at Cardinal Environmental Operations we have the professional team for this hazardous work. We have the experienced licensed personnel that give you the peace of mind that you have picked the right firm for the job.
Call us at (314) 890-2088 for a quote today.