Lead Poisoning from Paint Still a Kids Safety Issue
Posted Aug 27 2009 12:03am
Despite US restrictions on lead levels in paint, including a tougher law that debuted this month, lead poisoning due to consumer paint is still an issue. Why? Much of our paint comes from other countries.
Lead is a serious kids safety issue. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) states that lead poisoning in kids can cause irreversible brain damage, impair mental function, slow mental and physical development and reduce attention span. For pregnant women, fetal development can be affected as well. Since a global lead ban doesn’t seem to be on the horizon, protect yourself and your family by buying eco-friendly paint or lead-free paint.