The upcoming week (22-28th October 2017) is dedicated to preventing lead poisoning. To be aware and stay away from all sources of lead and tell your neighbor too…
Just a quick reminder,
- Lead is a harmful heavy metal, especially for children.
- The safe level for blood lead contamination is 0 ppm.
- Lead can mainly come from lead-contaminated paints, all paint applications that use leaded paint and industries such as welding, lead battery manufacturing etc.
- Lead can get into our bodies through ingestion (through mouth/ food), inhalation (through nose/ breathing air) and dermal (through the skin).
- Once in the body, it can get into blood and deposit in bones, liver or muscles. then damage our central nervous system, kidney, etc.
- The most harmful effects are for children, as they tend to absorb 10 times leads than an adult into their tiny bodies.
- Lead in children can affect their ability to think, learn and solve problems, basically, can lower their IQ level and make him a nasty little violent fellow.
So, think about it.
Prevention is better than cure…