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Old 07-02-2013, 06:27 AM   #641
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fast food and soda poses a greater health risk to kids today than the rare case of lead contamination, yet I don't see the feds taking action there...
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Here is more on lead poisoning of the children of contractors. I tried to make it a new thread, but that function seems to be broken.

Here is some information presented to EPA at the hearing on June 26 regarding expanding RRP to public and commercial buildings. I presented at the hearing as President of the Asbestos & Lead Poisoning Prevention Association and of Masek Consulting Services, Inc. There were a total of 21 people who testified / presented, many representing trade associations or groups.

Jim Brewer of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades stated that children of construction workers have higher blood lead levels than average children, and more significantly, higher blood lead levels than the children of their neighbors. I wonder how many with their heads in the sand regarding lead will change their thinking in the face of such data? My consulting company encountered just such a situation at an apartment complex in orange County. The paint in the unit where a child with a high blood lead level lived tested at zero, or essentially zero. However, we saw tools. The father was doing illegal renovation or repair work, bringing lead home on his clothing and tools to poison his own child. Jane Malone of the National center for Healthy Homes stated that a study found children of contractors being lead poisoned because the cars seats in their parents' vehicles are left in place when the vehicles are used for contracting and repair work, so become contaminated with lead dust.

Here is a link to the car seat study: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5832a2.htm
Do a google search of" lead in car seats" and you will find that lead has been found in brand new car seats. I didn't see anywhere in the article where these seats were tested when they were new to see if they were contaminated before the contractor used them. Maybe you need to get your head out of the sand first before advising others to do so.
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Do a google search of" lead in car seats" and you will find that lead has been found in brand new car seats. I didn't see anywhere in the article where these seats were tested when they were new to see if they were contaminated before the contractor used them. Maybe you need to get your head out of the sand first before advising others to do so.
Talking about getting you head out of the sand ...

Lead in car seats is different than lead dust found on top of car seats. In the report referenced, testing was done taking wipe test. This is basic 101 stuff.

You know enough just to be dangerous.
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Talking about getting you head out of the sand ...

Lead in car seats is different than lead dust found on top of car seats. In the report referenced, testing was done taking wipe test. This is basic 101 stuff.

You know enough just to be dangerous.
Sorry ---I mistakenly thought all lead was bad for children, I didn't realize that the source of it made a difference.
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Lead dust is much easier to metabolize than lead that is encased in plastic.

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