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Old 03-20-2019, 10:39 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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One of the reasons kids eat paint chips with lead is the taste. It tastes sweet. Most of the problems are associated with the dust and inner city kids were affected by the old sash type windows going up and down causing a sanding effect which in turn deposited dust on the sill. Little kids stuck their fingers into the dust then straight into there mouths.

My wife is a retired principal scientist and worked on a project to formulate a sealer that would neutralize the lead. They could not find any way to accomplish neutralizing the lead. It was just to heavy a metal to neutralize. That project was abandoned after a year or so of trials.

It is mean stuff...
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Interesting the science, I never had to deal with lead paint too often but I live in a place that was built around 1890, A neglected homestead lodge and all the house had been covered in paneling except for the laundry room which was once part of the exterior.

I had no lead abatement training but read the basic guidelines. Many children have lived or stayed here over the years and I wonder f any got overexposed.
After I finished this room It is on average 10 to 15 degrees warmer. I primed the walls then finished with drywall lots of vacuuming with a heppa setup and wished I had tested myself for lead before I started the project.
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its very nerve racking seeing the kids play around with the paint chips. I'd definitely have to agree with you on this one. play it safe always.
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