New lead laws, what new lead laws? Exactly! Many homeowners do not know that new home lead laws took effect on April 22, 2010. Moonworks has put together this guide to condense the large amount of information into a short, easy to read document, to help keep you and your family safe and up-to-date. (see below for a preview)
Learn what type of home improvements the new laws affect (windows, doors, etc), why you should care about lead, and the chances of having lead in your home. Also included, the three steps the new law requires contractors to practice while renovating your home. Download the New Lead Laws: What You Need to Know now.
Why Should I Care About Lead?
Lead can affect a child’s brain and developing nervous sysetm causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Additionally, lead can be harmful to adults. In adults, lead has been linked to numerous health problems including high blood pressure, hypertension, and physical fatigue. Pregnant women should be forewarned that lead has been shown to be hazardous to both pregnant women and the fetus.
If you are concerned that you or a family member has been exposed to lead poisoning, call your local physican and request a blood test. For more information on lead poisoning, please call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or visit www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm.