Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some Schools in South Florida May Contain Dangerous Lead Pipes

Communities across the country may have potentially harmful lead pipes.
Across the country, health experts have found unsafe levels of lead in water at schools, prompting administrators and school districts to pursue actions to limit the health threats that result from exposure to lead, especially among children and young people. Following the highly-publicized cases of lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., many people want to act in a proactive way to eliminate unsafe lead from schools, apartments, houses, libraries, community centers and other structures before it sickens people. Environmental remediation companies across the South Florida region can help schools and other entities reduce the dangers of lead exposure with lead remediation south florida services.

Aging schools and other structures in Miami and other locations across the South Florida region may contain lead piping and/or lead paint that potentially pose dangers to people. Rightfully, people have sought out companies that offer lead removal miami services to test for lead and to get rid of lead when they find it. Before people became aware of its dangers, they used lead for water lines and plumbing lines in communities and structures all over the country. Some older communities in the Miami area could have used either lead pipes or lead paint. Lead abatement Miami companies can identify lead piping and lead service lines and replace them with safer alternatives.

Exposure to lead can have severely harmful effects for both adults and children. Lead exposure can cause fatigue, weakness, headaches, constipation, irritability and other symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Young children exposed to lead can experience physical and mental developmental problems. Lead exposure can also lead to health problems like anemia, kidney failure, and other problems of the nervous system, gastrointestinal system and neuromuscular system.

Understandably, school administrators have wanted to tackle the challenge of lead in schools before it leads to serious medical problems for students, educators and staff.