In some studies, exposure to lead in pregnancy has been associated with a higher chance of miscarriage , premature delivery , and having a child with learning problems or behavioral problems. Be great full you don’t live in flint! Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. While lead in drinking water is concerning, lead can also come from other sources. I freaked out like this over lead paint too. Listen to the answers you’re given. I went through the same thing, I felt better after getting the wife tested and getting my kid tested at 1 year, then at the 2 year mark. I will not allow one of my employees work on the job until the lead is effectively dealt with because he has a 2 year old child. Lead and asbestos, while certainly dangers, are very much over hyped dangers. These practices include: containing dust inside the work area; using dust-minimizing work methods; conducting a careful cleanup during the demolition. Don't eat the chips, you'll be fine. There was carpet in the entirety of the room which we took out last because we figured it'd catch a lot of the falling dust for us. The human body absorbs lead when you: Breathe in this dust; Swallow any lead – i.e. Obviously we should have done this much earlier, but our ignorance has now caused a big mess. While lead-based paint does not present a hazard when intact, i.e. Smart. I know it has caused problems in my family. ft. building an acceptable amount of lead would be less than a packet of artificial sweetner. My wife being 7 months pregnant, with plans to have the baby live in this room with us for the first 3 months of her life, I am terrified. Beyond avoiding lead dust, the best defense against lead based complications is a diet that is high in calcium. A place where people can come to learn and share their experiences of doing, building and fixing things on their own. When old paint cracks and peels, it makes dangerous dust. Being as I am licensed to work with lead I think I should know. Dusting, vacuuming and wet-mopping will all help to keep down levels of dust. Generally, lead affects children more than it does adults. Most of the time, lead poisoning builds up slowly. The Exposure-Disease Model Lead was often added to paint used in homes built before 1978. They keep things moist and wear dust masks while vacuuming. However, too many children still live in housing with deteriorated lead-based paint and are at risk for lead exposure with resulting lead-associated cognitive impairment and behavioral problems [AAP 2016; ACCLPP 2012]. I do not want to poison any more children. Lead-safe work practices minimize lead-based paint dust and debris generated during demolition activities. Lead is removed from the air by rain and by particles falling to land or into surface water. If you are new here, please review posting/commenting guidelines. I have a Dustless D1606 HEPA vacuum on the way and I've been slowly going through the entirety of the house, spraying with soapy water and wiping up all surfaces with a damp cloth. One way to reduce children's exposure to lead is to reduce dust in your home. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I have 3 HEPA air purifiers running in the house for the last few weeks, a large Blueair in the room and two small Levoit units in our living space. I'll be redoing some 3M lead tests, if that gives me a solid positive I'll take some chipped samples to a lab and ask my wife to have her blood tested. I've been fishing for years and have poured molten lead hundreds of times with no ill effect. Posted by u/[deleted] 1 year ago. To offer more concrete example: I did tons of work on my previous house built in 1850s, using only common sense methods - i.e. Pregnant women should not scrape, sand, or burn old paint because of the potential for lead dust to be released into the air and inhaled. Make sure your child does not have access to peeling paint or chewable surfaces painted with lead-based paint. This way you can take steps to lower your chances of being exposed . Recycling of materials containing lead. Lead poisoning occurs when a person is exposed to lead-based paint for many months or even years. Search on GOV.UK Search ... Leaflet on how to remove lead paint in your home safely. Manufacturing and processing lead compounds. Very dumb after the fact, I know. I didn't think of this until after, however, and I had dry sanded it (fairly gently) without gloves and with a non-lead-safe dust mask. Most children get lead poisoning when they breathe or swallow the dust on their hands and toys. Or by transfer from your hand to your mouth. Lead really needs to be ingested so unless you are licking the carpets, your exposure is minimal, Thankfully my wife and I won't be doing any of that, but with a baby on the way, who will eventually be crawling all over the place and putting everything in her mouth, I worry. Exposure to lead can occur by contaminated air, water, dust, food, or consumer products. It sounds like cleaning and cleanliness has been a major priority for you throughout the process and containing contaminated dust with water and vacuuming is smart not idiotic. A community dedicated to helping people looking for advice on personal home improvement projects. We'll be having the hvac cleaned in the next month or so and I'm switching the furnace filter to a high MERV rated one. you need to understand the pathways for exposure and who is at risk. I currently plan on having at least 3 hard samples tested by a lab after the holiday weekend. If your home is built before 1978: Ask your state or local health department about testing paint and dust from your home for lead. User account menu • Lead paint dust exposure [25M] Close • Posted by. But a 1 time exposure isnt the end of the world. Edit; I have a job with lead paint coming up. Would an air scrubber help? This dust can get on hands, toys, cloth, fabric and more around the house. How does lead get into the body? Gonna start doing a better job of slowing down and taking deep breaths. Cookies help us deliver our Services. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. An additio… In the mean time, I'm going to continue to wipe everything down with a damp cloth and vacuum with a EPA compliant HEPA vacuum. Even though the effects of lead poisoning may not surface immediately, the hazards can be lasting and cause permanent damage to … I have spent some time around professional lead removal crews. Now every once in a while I see these posts and get anxious again thinking someone is going to confirm my old fears. Exposure Assessment for Lead Dust Generated During Renovation, Repair, and Painting in Residences and Child-Occupied Facilities Draft for CASAC Consultation on February 5, 2007 December 2006 Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, D.C. DRAFT—DO NOT CITE OR QUOTE . Or both. Lead exposure can represent an isolated incident of being exposed to lead-based paints. Any lead you absorb will circulate in your blood. I agree in that this is largely a mental issue, buying into the fears of 'what if' and my frantic need to have everything perfect and sterile for when the baby gets here (like another commenter had mentioned, my nesting instinct is prob kicking in 1000%). By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. He spent about 2 1/2 days stripping the paint with some pretty nasty chemical smelling stuff, after that he proceeded to start sanding down what was left over. Lead poisoning has occurred in children whose parent(s) accidentally brought home lead dust on their clothing. And then takes some deep breaths. Health risks. Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. I have been exposed to lead paint dust . My concern now has shifted 100% to our baby and I want to do my best to make sure she will be safe here. When lead and items containing lead are processed, worked or recovered from scrap or waste they can create lead dust, fumes and vapour. Lead fumes are produced during metal processing, when metal is being heated or soldered. Modern paints will not contain lead. Children tend to show signs of severe lead toxicity at lower levels than adults. My wife is trying to assure me it's not a big deal, especially since the entire room will have all new surfaces and that "just about every house has lead paint and everyone is fine", but I'm unwilling to let this go until I know the house is clean and ready for our new baby. You can do your own sample taking or consider hiring a qualified, licensed contractor to do it. Anything in particular that you did to clean your place? no chipping, peeling, or chalking, if you are contemplating a typical renovation or remodeling project, know that you can disturb the painted surface and create lead dust. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Now you’re cleaning again with the help of HEPA filtration. not sanding walls for hours. I will not allow one of my employees work on the job until the lead is effectively dealt with because he has a 2 year old child. The standards were lowered from 40 µg of lead in dust per ft 2 on floors and 250 µg of lead in dust per ft 2 on interior window sills, to 10 µg/ft 2 to 100 µg/ft 2, respectively. Clean your ducts and hvac system after your done with Reno so you don’t continue to be exposed. I still can't get over how incredibly naive we were to think we could just tear into walls without consequence. The strengthened standards became effective on January 2, 2020, which was 180 days after publication in the Federal Register. Lead removal crews do a lot more than just wear dust masks. Encapsulation should last upwards of 10 years if done correctly. How will I know if there's lead in my paintwork? This room is connected to the rest of the house by a single doorway, which was closed off with heavy 6 mil poly sheeting and duct tape during demo. First time homeowners in a 1957ish rambler just outside of Seattle WA. If you aren't calcium deficient, even better. If you do have health concerns, you can go and get a blood test for lead exposure. Good to know I'm not the first to go through this situation. Imagine 50 or 60 years ago construction guys didnt bother with any protection. i had a blood test it came back 1ug/dl.I am having a lot of symptoms. Alright, I know very little about home improvements, so I apologize ahead of time for being a bit neurotic right now. I was gone for most of the day while he was sanding things, after I got home last night I noticed that TONS of sawdust had seeped into our garage through the cracks around the garage, so now there's a fine layer of sawdust covering everything in the garage. At a … I didn't think of this until after, however, and I had dry sanded it (fairly gently) without gloves and with a non-lead-safe dust mask. Lead is dangerous to ingest. Blood lead concentrations have decreased dramatically in U.S. children over the past 4 decades. Edit; I have a job with lead paint coming up. The age of your home is a good guide. Ask a doctor or medical professional on Reddit! GOV.UK Show or hide search. I can't imagine the fear I'd have living in flint and is something I'm thankful you brought up to help ease my nerves a bit. It’s minimal exposure and what you have been exposed to it’s too late. If I wasn't pouring loads of money into this reno and the baby, I'd give all you guys gold or buy you a beer, but I'm hoping my thanks and appreciation will do at the moment. In Canada regulations were passed on lead in paint in the ’90s. Unless you have very small children licking up the paint dust, you are going to be fine. Ask your doctor a bunch of questions if you think that’s necessary. Consumer paint has not contained lead in decades, however, anyone working in an older dwelling built before 1978 may encounter old, lead-based paint. I recently sanded the paint off a smallish toy i once purchased from a dollar store. Pending the results of those sample tests, is there anything recommended that I do? You can be exposed by breathing-in lead fumes or lead dust. Hide. The toy was no-brand, made in china, and more than likely was painted with lead paint. I'm going to have my wife tested for sure and ask about it at our next OB appointment. Thank you! Landlord with some lead safety training here... Basically, human brains cannot tell the difference between lead and calcium. As someone that likes to be 10 steps ahead, I can't help but feel terrible that we knew absolutely nothing about the dangers of lead and asbestos and then recklessly tore into everything in our home. Painting over lead paint, or encapsulation, is only effective if the old finish of the lead paint is still in excellent condition – that is, not peeling or chipped. I bought a 3M test swab kit, but I think I got a false negative due to the area I tested and have to wait until the morning to buy another kit. Mission accomplished in helping me calm down. A few minor uses continued until the 1980's. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Breathing in or swallowing lead-contaminated dust can cause many health problems. How to reduce or eliminate exposure to lead paint and dust. Alright, before I get roasted for being an idiot let me first off say that I've been paralyzed with worry and anxiety for days now and sick to my stomach and I already feel terrible at even the possibility. It can be a one-time event or something that occurs only a handful of time. Cookies help us deliver our Services. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the HomeImprovement community. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Calm down you will be fine and so will your wife and offspring. I went online and found that the best way to remove the sawdust is to gently mist everything down and wipe the sawdust away, once all of that is done there should be final cleaning w/ a HEPA filter hand held vacuum. Therefore, it is important for workers to minimize exposure to lead dust for themselves, their families, and their community. In addition, the encapsulated area must be monitored over time to prevent exposure to lead paint chips and dust. After demo on our very last project in our home, a master suite, it finally hit me that this house may contain lead paint.....my heart absolutely sank. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. Have a doctor test your wife’s blood content if you get positive test results from the home. So keep it wet. For a 5000 sq. Once lead gets into the atmosphere, it can travel long distances if the lead particles are very small. This user has not yet been verified. I'm just gonna do my best to wipe down everything and clean and try to take a step back and relax a bit about it. They don't even taste that good. If a child under the age of six were to ingest a paint chip that contains lead it can kill the child. I asked him to stop the sanding and this morning I went out and bought a lead testing kit. Being as I am licensed to work with lead I think I should know. Am I overreacting? They are much more suspectable to long term health effects from lead exposure than adults. Homes built before 1978 are more likely to have lead-based paint. They’ll probably tell you to relax. Log in sign up. Once lead dust surface, it’s rather invisible. You’re ok, man. Bought 2 years ago and have been renovating ever since mostly due to my relentless in-laws who are always go, go, go (they are early retirees with no hobbies). Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. Most children get lead poisoning from paint in homes built before 1978. FACT . Possible lead paint exposure. Up until the mid-1960's, lead was used to make some kinds of paint - for windows, doors and other woodwork as well as for some metal items, like radiators. Being a first time homeowner and first time dad, I'm shaving years off my life just from the worry and anxiety alone. This mainly results from: 1. inhalation of lead particles generated by burning materials containing lead, for example, during smelting, recycling, stripping leaded paint, and using leaded gasoline or leaded aviation fuel; and 2. ingestion of lead-contaminated dust, water (from leaded pipes), and food (from lead-glazed or lead-soldered containers). I doubt you were exposed. Alright, before I get roasted for being an idiot let me first off say that I've been paralyzed with worry and anxiety for days now and sick to my stomach and I already feel terrible at even the possibility. A lead test is the only way to know if your child has lead poisoning. But old paint is one particular source of lead that you may still come across in your home. Press J to jump to the feed. Personally, I doubt you'll experience any long-term harm, but you can certainly find out specifically what your blood levels are to ease your mind. Good luck. You can absorb lead into your body when you breathe in lead dust or fume. Then I chilled out. Close. For several weeks we had a 4'x9' whole in the wall for an eventual giant window, that we usually left open while we worked. I'm wondering what else I can do? Child brains process lead when they should be processing calcium which causes development issues. Lead removal crews do a lot more than just wear dust masks. The dust is so small you cannot see it. Lead is still added to the fuel used in airplanes. Lead paint was most commonly used in exterior paint, used on doors and windows, sometimes on windowsills. People can become exposed to lead through occupational and environmental sources. While using the sawzall we spray with water constantly and wore p100 masks throughout. Follow the directions of doctors and professionals. Like I mentioned, we're first time homeowners and what's really killing me right now is how incredibly naive we were about all of this. Before you panic too much, you and your wife can get a blood test for lead from your doctors to find out if you were actually exposed. All flaired medical professionals on this subreddit are verified … Press J to jump to the feed. The toy was no-brand, made in china, and more than likely was painted with lead paint. 1. Because children tend to put things in their mouths, dirt and household dust are among the main sources of lead for children under six years of age. Thank you again! 4 minutes ago. Being a young and uneducated first timer, and them having done some diy in their previous homes, I just figured they knew what they were doing and renovating was just like the tv shows. … Listen to this guy. It will, however end up on the hands, on the bottom of shoes and socks and ultimately become airborne. Be thorough and do the tests if they’ll help assuage your fears. Exposure at work is a common cause of lead poisoning in adults with certain occupations at particular risk. It's pretty quick and probably not very expensive. Manufacturing of paints and pigments. Lead exposure can cause miscarriage, stillbirths, and infertility (in both men and women). Being an uneducated idiot homeowner that I am, I vacuumed just about every day with a regular Rigid wet dry vac because I figured the cleaner the better, but I was obviously just making things worse. Make sure any children are away from the areas with the dust. Reddit/the internet is not a qualified expert. I mean, most houses built before 1978 have it and people did just fine. DRAFT FOR CASAC CONSULTATION ON FEBRUARY 5, 2007 DISCLAIMER This report … She will most definitely be getting tested and will probably be having our baby tested annually like another poster had mentioned, once she's here. The room sits above our garage with doorway access that we kept open along with the garage door so that we could go in and out. Possible lead paint exposure. I honestly can't tell you enough how grateful I am that you took the time to read about my dilemma and offered some immensely helpful advice to help me calm down a bit and look at the issue with a clearer head. Believe the results- not your fear or suspicions. Unless you actively snack on paint chips or huff paint dust for years then you will be fine. This is a big problem for developing brains (children) because developing brains require lots if calcium. We all have dust in the home and lead dust will be indistinguishable, especially as it blends with normal house dust. Although it’s not impossible to find it on interior molding and baseboards, it’s not necessarily going to be found because there were other paint formulations used. Lead-contaminated dust is created when lead-based paint in older homes chips, flakes and peels. We demoed everything down to the studs in this 200sqft room, took hammers and a sawzall to all of the drywall and ripped it out, including the ceiling. Lead paint is more of an issue with old exterior paint. Honestly, I bet your wife is right and you’re probably fine. We’re here to calm you down til you actually know something. Vehicle fuel is now unleaded. Most information about lead paint toxicity concerns exposure in children, who are at higher risk because they are smaller, still developing and are more likely to ingest lead by putting their fingers and toys in their mouths. To make matters worse, children more frequently come into contact with lead dust from crawling on the floor and exploring dusty areas. If lead exposure is a possibility in your job, it is important that you understand how exposure occurs. Once in the body, lead circulates in the blood and can be stored in the bones. Archived . I’d check with a kit for other lead in your environment, wash with TSP like someone above recommended, and something ab Then the lead paint thought hits me and I start reading how it is most harmful to pregnant women and children and now I want to cry and scream. What you can control is your future exposure. They may affect many parts of the body. Press J to jump to the feed. Symptoms of lead poisoning are varied. Lead is not required for human health and can be hazardous when taken into the body by swallowing or breathing in lead or materials contaminated with lead. He's in the process of doing that right now... but I am wondering how dangerous this one to two day lead exposure is... not that much can be done about it, but I guess I would like to how much we screwed up. Be more careful in the future but don't worry about this. I am a painter that was kept in the dark about the dangers of lead for many years. It follows repeated exposures to small quantities of lead. As with children, the severity of symptoms depends upon the level of exposure. If you were wearing masks and washing your hands you’re probably fine even if you were exposed. You can also swallow lead dust and debris for example if you eat, drink, smoke or bite your nails without washing your hands or face. Assuming you're an adult, you'll be fine. Other sources include contaminated air, water and soil. But then I see they're freaking out like I did and I go back to not giving a shit. At one time lead was commonly used in gasoline and paint. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. And you will be okay. I tested the paint left over on the siding and all the tests were positive for lead. Though I've read about it plenty while preparing for the baby, nesting hadn't even crossed my mind, nor did think I'd be the one to be hitting it this hard. Exposure to lead-based paint chips and dust, as well as soil with higher levels of lead, are most often to blame when it comes to having elevated levels of lead in the body. 99.9% of my fears are for my soon-to-be-here baby and bringing her into a possibly contaminated space, but I'm learning right now that even though we took down a lot of our walls, our exposure is still minimal. wear dust masks. I was wondering how long it takes for the lead to get into the blood once the paint dust has been inhaled and if there is a certain time interval when i should be tested? If it starts to peel, take action immediately. Usually the inside has been painted several times since WWII times. Historically many painters including Caravaggio and Goya likely experienced lead poisoning from the paints they used. I do not want to poison any more children. There is no safe level of lead exposure and children are most vulnerable. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children. Lead dust - one time exposure? Children are at greater risk as they are more likely to put objects in their mouth such as those that contain lead paint and absorb a greater proportion of the lead that they eat. This ensures there is plenty of calcium for a brain to process and causes any ingested lead to pass naturally. I don't think I've ever been this scared or worried in my life, mostly because my wife is 7 months pregnant with our first and we are supposed to be living in this room we are currently working on once it's done. 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