Lead testing 101

Lead testing 101

Knowing the importance of lead testing is crucial for every homeowner. Exposure to lead can have lasting effects to all those who come in contact with it, especially women and children who run the risk of obtaining terrible side effects if exposed too long.

Lead can be found within dust, soil, paint and is often inhaled or ingested into the body.

Lead exposure can harm children’s development. They can experience delays in puberty, hearing loss, kidney damage, speech impairment, and a weakened immune system. Lead exposure can also cause adverse effects on a child’s brain and nervous systems.

For women, lead exposure can lead to an increase in fertility issues, miscarriages, and stillbirths. Men can also feel the effects of lead exposure through reproductive problems.

One of the most severe complications to lead exposure is that it can cause a higher risk for developing cancers in those individuals who are left exposed to it for extended periods.

Symptoms of lead exposure include seizure, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue, muscle pains, and coma.

Extended exposure can result in exhibiting worse symptoms such as irritability, lack of energy, loss of appetite, behavioral issues, impaired growth, poor coordination, and learning disabilities.

It is essential to have your home tested due to the severe issues lead exposure can lead to. Having lead testing conducted in your home is a straightforward, routine procedure done by our trained staff here at AirMD. To make an appointment to set up lead testing, call us today at 1-888-462-4763 or 1-888-Go-AIRMD. We also offer allergen testing, asbestos testing, asbestos surveys, lead testing, lead paint testing, water testing, allergy testing, VOC testing, mold testing, water quality and so much more. You can also look around our webpage to see what other services we have to offer to you and your household.

By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Lead