Lead paint can lead to serious injury to children as well as adults. Kansas and Missouri require that a property owner must protect children by eliminating lead paint, which is most often used in homes, and reducing exposure to the chemical and its hazards.
Lead paint and its dust are the most common sources of exposure. Lead paint dust is actually more dangerous than lead paint chips because smaller particles of lead are more easily absorbed.
In addition to lead paint, exposure to lead comes from contaminated drinking water, among other sources.
Lead exposure in children is linked with:
- Reduced intelligence
- Learning disabilities
- Low school graduation rates
- Criminal behavior
In adults, risks include:
- Increased blood pressure and the potential for stroke
- Kidney disease
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