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Although the toxic properties of lead have been known for centuries, federal
regulations restricting the use of lead-based paint did not take effect
until 1978. Many homes and other structures built prior to 1980 may still
contain lead-based paint, and the dangers of lead-based paint may lurk
below layers of lead-free paint.
The hazards of lead-based paint are not restricted to buildings, however.
Some countries from which the United States imports products do not have
strict standards regarding the use of lead-based paint, and lead all too
frequently shows up in the paint on children's toys.
Our Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys have successfully represented innocent
people exposed to lead through the paint in their homes and via contact
with dangerous toys containing lead-based paint. Request a
free case evaluation to learn more.
Lead-Based Paint & Children
Lead-based paint is dangerous to people of any age, but children are especially
vulnerable to the devastating effects of lead exposure. Sufficient contact
with lead can permanently harm the brain and nervous system, which are
still developing in children.
Children also face a higher risk for means of exposure to lead-based paint
in the form of ingesting paint chips from contaminated toys or old wall
paint, or by inhaling dust particles from lingering lead-based paint.
Dangers of Lead-Based Paint
The adverse health effects of lead-based paint exposure can be debilitating
and lifelong, and they are sometimes fatal. Medical problems caused by
contact with lead-based paint include:
- Brain swelling and brain damage
- Cognitive and developmental disabilities
- High blood pressure
- Nervous system damage
- Organ damage
The medical expenses associated with caring for those exposed to lead-based
paint can be overwhelming, and our
nationally recognized chemical exposure lawyers at Golomb & Honik, P.C. have the experience,
ability, resources and will to fight for victims of lead-based paint exposure
and hold the responsible parties financially accountable for their negligence.
If you were harmed or a family member suffered wrongful death due to lead
paint exposure, please
contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. for your free case evaluation. We represent clients from Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and across the United States.