According to the CDC, the new lead guidelines will increase the patient population to over 440,000 people. Any child with more than 5 micrograms per deciliter of lead in their blood is will be considered at risk.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk.”
One company that has been on the forefront of protecting children from lead exposure through environmental testing for lead and other toxic heavy metals is Sussex Environmental Health Consultants (SEHC). According to the President of SEHC, Susan White, Ph.D., CMC, “One of the most common sources of lead is from paint in homes and buildings built before 1978. It can also be found in some consumer products and lead can be emitted into the air from industrial sources. Lead also can sometimes be found in drinking water. Because young children put objects and their hands into their mouths it’s important that their environments be free of lead hazards. The only way to know if there is a problem with lead in a home, school or other setting is to have suspect materials tested.”
SEHC recently sponsored a public outreach video on lead that can be seen at:
To learn more about lead or SEHC’s services to protect people from lead and other indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental hazards, please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
About Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, LLC
SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services clients nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to international Fortune 500 Corporations.