The Truth About Lead Based Paint And The EPA Lead Abatement Training Requirements

What is Lead Based Paint?

EPA accredited Lead Paint Training will educate you about how to protect yourself and your clients from the exposure of lead paint dust during the repair, renovation and painting (RRP) activities performed in residential housing built prior to 1978.

Lead-Based Paint (LBP) is paint containing lead, one of the heavy metals identified as toxic to human health. Lead was used as a pigment produced in the form of lead chromate (PbCrO4 – yellow) and lead carbonate (PbC03 – white) which were the most common colors used, although lead paint may be found in other colors, even varnish.

Not only is lead used as a pigment, but it was also added to paint to increase durability, speed drying, resist moisture for corrosion protection, and retain the appearance of a freshly painted surface. You can contact with consultants to know about Testing for Lead Andersen Environmental labs.

Although many countries have outlawed lead for many years, others continue to add lead to paint intended for domestic use. In the United States, regulations discontinued its sale after 1978.

As a result, lead-based paint may still be found underlying older painted surfaces, such as residential buildings, schools and hospitals.

What is Lead Paint Poisoning?

During a lead paint class certification course, you will learn that lead is dangerous to humans, and is especially damaging to children under age six (6) whose bodies are still developing.

Lead causes long-term nervous system damage, stunted growth, delayed development, and emotional issues in children and adults.