Lead Paint Poisoning Cases Lawyers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Lead exposure is one of the most common preventable poisonings of childhood. Children with developing bodies are especially vulnerable because of their developing nervous systems.
Almost all children in the United States are exposed to lead. Common sources include lead paint and lead contained in water and soil. Housing built before 1950 has the greatest risks of containing lead-based paint. Some children may eat or swallow chips of paint (pica) which increases their risk of exposure.
Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and death.
Research suggests that the primary sources of lead exposure for most children are:
- Deteriorating lead-based paint
- Lead contaminated dust
- Lead contaminated residential soil
To read more on lead poisoning visit:
- EPA, United States Environmental Protection Agency
- McKhann CF Lead poisoning in children: With notes on therapy
- Rosner D, Markowitz G. Building the World That Kills Us: The Politics of Lead, Science, and Polluted Homes, 1970 to 2000. Journal of Urban History. January 29, 2016. Vol 42, Issue 2, 2016.
Questions relating to a lead paint issue in RI or MA? Contact Brian Cunha & Associates today.