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Lead Paint Poisoning Side Effects Could Be Linked To Lead Disease Lawsuits

Lead Paint Poisoning | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Lead Disease, Brain Injuries, Seizures, Growth Retardation, Loss of Hearing, Learning Disabilities, Coma, Convulsion, Death | Paint Chips, Children Exposed, Swallowing Lead

Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental health threat to children under the age of 6. Poisoning occurs from swallowing lead (i.e. lead paint chips) or from breathing lead paint dust. Even small amounts of chipped lead paint or lead dust can be dangerous to children. Children under 6 face these great risks because their growing bodies absorb lead more easily than adult bodies do.

Millions of American children are affected by lead poisoning. Children who live in old, poorly maintained housing or in housing that has undergone renovation face the greatest risk. Children exposed to flaking or peeling paint chips face the greatest risk of lead disease.

Studies have shown that high lead levels may cause damage to the nervous system, brain injuries, seizures, growth retardation, loss of hearing, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Furthermore, very high levels of lead may cause coma, convulsion and spontaneous death.

If your building was built before 1978, it is very possible that lead paint was used. Peeling paint is a clear signal that lead paint may have been used in your home. If this is the case, it is recommended that you and your children have a blood-lead test. A blood lead test is the only accurate way to diagnose lead poisoning.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Lead Paint Poisoning

If you or a loved one suffered lead paint poisoning, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified pollutants attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Lead Tests in NYC Schools Water May Underestimate Risk

Sep 6, 2016
The way lead testing was done in New York City school buildings is drawing criticism, with some saying that the method could have underestimated the risk of lead contamination in the drinking water. The results of the tests were announced in July, with officials stating that fewer than 1 percent of all samples taken from over 1,500 schools exceeded guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Parents were told that the drinking water was safe for their children. However, a review of...

Yonkers Schools Found to have Unsafe Lead Levels in Water

Jun 10, 2016
Since testing began in March, Yonkers Schools were tested for unsafe lead levels in their water fountains and sinks. Out of 420 water fixtures tested in 20 Yonkers schools, 36 were tainted with raised lead levels. There was criticism for weeks of school officials who had refused to release findings until now, reports. Three dozen water fixtures were turned off in the Yonkers school buildings due to the increased level of lead. The acceptable federal threshold is 20 parts per billion...

Bathing in Flint, Michigan a Challenge to Citizens

May 26, 2016
Despite the water source changing back to the Detroit River in an effort to alleviate the Flint, Michigan water crisis, the residents are still battling issues of safe water for drinking as well as bathing. Some people have joined inexpensive gyms outside of Flint not to necessarily exercise, but to use their bathing facilities. Last month, others waited in a long line to get a makeshift shower called Pump-N-Sprays: nozzles and foot pumps than can be attached to five-gallon water bottles....

Newark Schools Have had High Lead Levels in their Water for Years

Mar 24, 2016
Officials for the Newark Public Schools system recently acknowledged that the water in their schools has contained high levels of lead for years, an effect of government neglect of public schools. Newark officials began offering blood lead level tests for Newark students who have been drinking water that exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's safety threshold at 30 of the district's 67 schools, the New York Times reports. But even levels below that standard - 15 parts per billion - are...

Flint Michigan Turns to Legal Action for Accountability in Water Crisis

Feb 15, 2016
The city of Flint, Michigan is struggling with a water crisis that has exposed tens of thousands of residents to highly toxic lead in their tap water. The water is particularly dangerous to children, who may suffer irreversible problems including lower IQ, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems. Residents want accountability and they are turning to the courts for help. Class-action lawsuits are almost certainly the route to take, according to the Washington Post, and suits have already...

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