Lead Paint Attorneys in New York, New York
According to a statement by the “American Academy of Pediatrics” concerning Lead Exposure in Children: “There is no safe level of lead exposure in children, with lasting decreases in cognition documented in children with blood levels as low as 5 micrograms per deciliter of lead in blood. At that level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends evaluation and intervention. However, all elevated lead levels are a concern. There is no safe level.” Lead is a poison that can cause learning disabilities and can severely affect mental and physical development. The effects of exposure to lead are particularly dangerous to children under 6 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 children ages 1-5 years in the United States have lead blood levels high enough to damage their health. Despite the fact that lead-based paint has not been sold since 1978, lead is common in paint and solder found on pipes in many homes built prior to 1978. Even at very low levels of exposure, lead dust can cause harm and, even with treatment, can permanently affect a child’s development.
Signs of lead poisoning in children may include: developmental delays; learning difficulties; loss of appetite; weight loss; fatigue; abdominal pain; vomiting; or seizures. Most lead poisoning in children results from eating chips of lead-based paint, paint that flakes off walls, and lead-contaminated dust. If you or a loved one of yours suffers medical problems related to lead poisoning, you should contact Gordon Law Firm of New York, LLP. We may be able to pursue compensation for you.