Monday, 26 January 2015

Residents Protected from Lead Based Paint Poisoning

A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is available to certain regions across the country. This block grant can be used for many basic home improvement needs.The Community Development Block Grant program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs ranging from renovations, asbestos removal, to lead safe practices:

Lead based paint, a known toxin, was widely used in North America on both the exteriors and interiors of buildings until it was banned in 1978. Lead compounds were an important component of many historic paints. Lead, in the forms of lead carbonate and lead oxides, had excellent adhesion, drying, and covering abilities. However, in its deteriorated form, it produces paint chips and lead-laden dust particles that are a known health hazard to both children and adults. Renovation and demolition activities involving lead based paint can create lead dust that is hazardous to the health and safety of the workers and the occupants.During its February 2014 renovation project, the historic Marietta Ohio City Hall selected ECOBOND® LBP, a lead paint treatment and sealant product known to reduce lead hazards by sealing lead dust and treating the lead in lead paint. “I am really excited in the outcome of ECOBOND® LBP. It has maintained its integrity with the issues we were having as far as the lead levels” stated Elizabeth Matteson, EHS Safety Specialist.After applying the product to lead based paint surfaces, the ECOBOND® LBP treated materials were tested by a certified lab. Laboratory results indicated lead levels to be below action levels and non-leachable, therefore waste generated during the project was able to be disposed of as non-hazardous.The end result: not only was the city able to proactively address potential lead dust hazards to ensure the safety of workers and occupants, but they also were able to stretch their project budget with cost savings related to the nonhazardous waste disposal, and reduced the environmental impact of the lead impacted waste.

“We are passionate about restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead with our patented ECOBOND® LBP lead paint removal technology” stated James Barthel, President and creator of ECOBOND® LBP. We are pleased to offer assistance to support lead poisoning prevention programs in the form of a free Public Service Announcement website with Industry Report on the dangers of lead based paint and the solution available to residents.
About ECOBOND LBP, LLC: the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 14 years of proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products has been extensively used throughout the US and internationally in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material. 
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