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Lead Poisoning

Posted on April 17th, 2009 No Comments

Lead has been used as an additive to paint since historic times. It has been used in a number of items, from chairs to houses to toys to chairs to bowls. It has several useful qualities; it extends the “fresh” look of a coat of paint, helps to decrease the time it takes for a coat of paint to dry, and lends moisture-resistant qualities to paint to prevent corrosion. Unfortunately, we know now that lead is actually poisonous and can cause severe illness and developmental problems in children.

Both adults and children can be affected by lead poisoning, but children tend to be most vulnerable. Chips of lead paint can have a sweet taste, which coupled with children’s natural curiosity, makes lead paint on walls especially risky. Because the majority of houses with lead paint were built prior to the 1980s, these old homes may shed paint chips with surprising regularity.

Furthermore, because children’s bodies are still developing, lead can impede this development and create numerous physical and neurological problems, including kidney damage, slow mental development, sleep disorders, and aggressive behavior. More acute symptoms may include stomachache, cramping, constipation, or vomiting.

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If you or a loved one has suffered symptoms of lead poisoning and either lives in a house with lead-based paint or feel you may have come into contact with a toy coated with lead paint, immediately contact Cincinnati lead paint poisoning lawyer Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733, and we can immediately evaluate your case.

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