Lead Poisoning in the News: A Look at Recent Cases

You may think that because you’ve sought lead based paint removal in the Bay Area, you and your family are safe from lead poisoning. This is not necessarily the case, however, as there are other ways you can end up ingesting lead. Watch this video to take a look at why lead poisoning still happens.

People were not always aware of the potential hazards that come with the use of lead, and some of the infrastructure that is still in use today doesn’t account for these dangers. Some people end up suffering from lead poisoning because of their municipal water. After leaving the source, your water makes plenty of stops before it makes it to your home. If it goes through outdated infrastructure, it could be pumping dangerous levels of lead into your glass. Controlling the pH level of your water and adding elements like magnesium and calcium may be helpful.