Melbourne’s Leading Commercial Painters, Austracoat, admonishes homeowners and the public on the dangers of using lead base paints and how to reduce exposure to the dangerous substance
Austracoat, one of Australia’s leading painters recently brought to the notice of homeowners and parents, the dangers of lead base paints and why they should be avoided as much as possible. The painting giant also shared ways of reducing exposure to lead, to ensure that the home and environment is as safe as possible. It is, however, disturbing that most homeowners across Australia and even clients of Austracoat are not aware of the dangers of lead-based paints and this is a major cause for concern.
The incidence in cases of health problems associated with the exposure of lead is increasing with different cases recorded across the globe, and Australia has not been immune to such situations. In 1991, it was described as the number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States, making it a major concern for parents and guardians.
Lead-based paints can be found in different places in the home, which include window frames, outside the homes, walls and other such surfaces, with exposures created due to improper removal of the paints from surfaces.
Different health hazards have been attributed to exposure to lead, and study has shown that lead can affect practically all systems within the body, with the effects dependent on the level of exposure. Coma, convulsions, and death are some of the effects of being exposed to lead at high levels. Exposure to lead at lower levels can have an adverse effect on the brain, blood cells, kidneys and the central nervous systems. These are some of the reasons why they should avoid being exposed to lead.
Young children and fetuses are usually the worst hit with lead exposure, and some of the effects of such exposures include delays in mental and physical development, increased behavioral problems, shortened attention spans and lower IQ levels. Fetuses, children, and infants are also more vulnerable as their body easily absorbs the lead, and their infant body system makes the effect more damaging.
There are different ways of reducing one’s exposure to lead, especially as regards lead-based paints. Some of these ways include keeping areas where children play as clean and dust-free as possible, seeking professional help when removing lead-based paints, eating right, and more importantly, reducing the risk from lead-based paint.
Austracoat in a bid to ensure that houses are safe and inhabitants are not exposed to lead, use state-of-the-art equipment and tools, and carefully prepares the home by covering floors to ensure that no part of the unwanted paint is left in the home. Austracoat also uses dust extracted Sanders for painting the home and other such facilities.
Austracoat is one of Australia’s leading commercial painting companies. Headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Austracoat has been operating for more than ten years, servicing several commercial businesses and individual across Melbourne.
Austracoat boasts of highly trained and professional staff, using state-of-the-art equipment to cater for any project regardless of the size or location within Melbourne. Services offered by Austracoat include commercial painting, protective coating, and long-term facility maintenance.
Company Name: Austracoat
Contact Person: Narre Warren
Phone: (03) 9704 8046
Address:16 Boston Court, Victoria