Lead Paint Exposure
Prolonged exposure to lead can have a devastating and permanent impact on human health, especially in young children whose bodies are still developing. Lead is a naturally occurring element that can be found in many common household products, such as batteries, roofing, metal products (such as soldering products), and lead paint. Recently, Congress amended the standards for lead paint in toys intended for use by children under 12 when it passed the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in 2008. Under the act, lead paint found on toys must not exceed 600 parts per million (ppm) if manufactured/sold 6 months after the Act was passed, 300 ppm more than 1 year after its passage, and 100 ppm more than 3 years afterwards. Many toys have since been recalled because they contain excessive amounts of lead.
Children's developing bodies absorb lead at a more rapid rate than do adults. Lead exposure can have long-lasting negative effects on a child's life. Children who are exposed to lead may experience the following:
- Brain damage
- Nervous system disorders
- Behavior and learning problems
- Stunted growth
- Hearing problems
- Frequent headaches
If your child has been exposed to lead paint, you should contact an experienced Michigan injury attorney immediately. In all toxic tort cases, it is imperative to work quickly to conduct tests to identify the source of the exposure, preserve evidence, and file a claim before the statute of limitations expires. Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman, LLP has extensive experience handling lead paint exposure cases. Our aggressive Michigan personal injury attorneys fight to recover maximum compensation for our clients. Call (616) 235-5500 today for a free consultation regarding your lead paint exposure case.
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