Category Archives: Lead and Heavy Metals

Other sources of Lead contaminants

Lead is an inexpensive substance which may potentially be found in a wide variety of household products. Examples include: Glazed ceramics and glassware: Imported or manufactured glazed ceramics and glassware intended for food use are regulated under the Hazardous Products … Continue reading

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Is there lead in my water supply?

The concentration of lead in natural water supplies is generally low. However, significant levels of lead in home water can most often be tracked to either the city supply piping or the homes own plumbing system. Areas with soft drinking … Continue reading

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Health Effects of Lead and other Heavy Metals

We will discuss the sources of lead in the home and how to minimize your exposure in other articles but it is important to note some of the health effects of lead. Lead is considered one of the family of … Continue reading

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Do we need to be concerned about lead in our homes?

From the early 19th century through to the 1940’s almost all household paints contained lead pigments.  Lead content, when the paint is dry could be as high as 65%. Many manufacturers began to phase out their use of lead in … Continue reading

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