According to the CDC, lead-based paints were not banned for residential use until 1978. This means that, for homes built before 1978, there is a good chance that lead based paint may be present. The real danger from lead paints comes during construction renovations or when it starts to deteriorate with age and fall off the surface. Lead exposure can lead to lead poisoning which can result in anemia, epilepsy, coma and even death. Exposure to lead can negatively impact a child’s health and development of the brain and nervous system, slows growth and development and is the cause for learning, behavior, hearing and speech problems. Popular locations within a home where lead paint chips and dust will gather is on window and door trim, floors, stairways and cabinets. Projects that have significant lead-based paint hazards need the proper abatement equipment to remediate quickly, safely and effectively! Our lead abatement equipment includes lead detection test swabs, poly sheeting for containment areas, negative air machines, HEPA vacuums, and lead barrier coatings.