Lead occurs naturally in the environment, and is found in everything from water and food to the paint on older homes. Although lead is a common element on Earth, it occurs naturally in very small doses. The industrial age lead to an increase in the amount of lead in our environments, and several health risks associated with it. Due to the increase of in our environment, we now see many associated health problems.
Although lead is dangerous for all humans, children and pregnant women are the most at risk with lead exposure. Children and developing fetuses are more likely to experience health problems from lead consumption due to undeveloped nervous systems and, for young children, a higher likelihood of ingesting lead-contaminated products.
Children exposed to lead can experience a range of problems including hyperactivity and lower intelligence, stunted growth and hearing problems. Pregnant mothers who are exposed to lead sometimes give birth prematurely, and everyone who is exposed to lead has a higher chance of kidney and circulatory problems, as well as reproductive health issues.
Here at SCBS, LLC, we pride ourselves on our commitment to safety. When handling hazardous materials our team can be trusted to make sure proper removal and disposal practices are in effect on each and every project. SCBS leaves each project site clean and safe from hazards. We act as though our family will work or live in the affected area. SCBS’s President, Jonathan Goodman, holds an EPA accredited Lead Safe RRP certificate and SCBS, LLC as a company is an EPA accredited Lead Safe Company. SCBS makes sure each team member has the proper personal protective equipment including respirators, suits and all other industry specific equipment to ensure a safe working environment.
A Team Here for You:
SCBS’s team stands ready to help each of our clients with their specific needs. Whether a client requires help reading and understanding an inspection report, proper recording and submission of necessary permits, lead waste manifest generation and lead waste disposal SCBS is ready to help.
Once a building materials have been identified as containing lead, SCBS will provide a client with a proposal to remove the material. The proposal will include all the work practices that will be employed on a particular project. From mobilization to final air clearance, all the steps to get the project completed shall be provided in the removal proposal. This proposal will also include the cost to complete the work.