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American Management Resources Corporation was one of the first companies in Florida to be fully certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act as a Lead Paint Activities Firm.

Our team of certified professionals can provide you or your clients:

  • Lead-Based Paint Inspections using XRF technology
  • Lead-Based Paint Hazard Risk Assessments
  • Lead-Based Paint Clearance Testing
  • Oversight and Monitoring of Lead Paint Abatement Projects
  • Preparation of Project Specific Work Plans
  • On-Site Training on “Lead Safe Work Practices”
  • On-Site Training on OSHA Lead Standards and Requirements
  • On-Site Training of Lead Abatement Worker
  • On-Site Training and Auditing of OSHA Standards and Work Practices

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Are Your Children Exposed to Lead Paint?

  • If your building was built before 1978 it is possible that lead paint was  used.
  • Peeling paint is a signal that there may be lead in your home.
  • Paint chips containing lead are very dangerous and can cause learning problems.
    At high levels, lead can even cause mental retardation.
  • A blood-lead test is the only way to diagnose lead poisoning. We urge you to  test your children to detect lead poisoning in time to prevent or limit injury.

What Everyone Should Know About Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning, the number one environmental health threat to  children under the age of 6, is entirely avoidable. It is a disease caused by swallowing or breathing lead. Even small amounts of chipped lead paint or lead dust can be dangerous to children. Children face great risks because their  bodies absorb lead more easily than adult bodies do. Children put everything into their mouths and no matter how hard you try, it is impossible to keep and  eye on a toddler every minute.

Millions of American children are  affected by lead poisoning. Children who live in old, poorly maintained housing or in housing undergoing renovation, face the greatest risk. Suburban and rural children face danger too, if they live in older homes with peeling or chipping paint or in houses being renovated.

Lead paint is the major source of  lead poisoning in the United States. Chipped or peeling lead paint poses the  greatest risk. However, even intact lead paint can create fine lead dust which may be difficult to see. Millions of homes have lead on windows and sills,  doorframes, stairways, railings, banisters, woodwork, molding, porches, fences.

Peeling paint and dust caused by lead paint chips are either inhaled by  children or eaten by children. Children also suck on their hands or toys that  have lead dust on them. Some toddlers even eat paint chips or chew on lead painted windowsills and stair rails because the paint chips are sweet.

Since 1977, the law changed prohibiting or limiting the use of lead in household paints. Therefore, family living in post 1978 housing are generally  not at risk for lead poisoning.

What are the Signs of Lead Poisoning?
There are usually no signs of lead poisoning, or they may be mistaken for symptoms of Flu or other illnesses. If there are signs, these  symptoms may include, stomachache, cramps, irritability, fatigue, frequent  vomiting, constipation, headache, sleep disorders, and poor appetite.

What are the Long Term Effects of Lead Poisoning?
Studies have shown that lower levels of lead may damage the nervous system including the brain, interfere with growth, harm hearing, lower IQ scores, make learning  difficult. Low level lead poisoning may also cause behavioral problems. For example, a child with lead poisoning may be easily excited and unable to  concentrate. At high levels, lead may cause coma, convulsion and death.

How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Lead Poisoning?
Protect your child with regular screening. Screening and early detection of lead poisoning will avoid damage from long term exposure. The lower  the lead level, the easier the treatment. Screening locations may include health clinics, family physicians or pediatricians and the Public Health Department.  Screening may also be available at WIC offices, Headstart Schools and child care centers. Screening is done by a blood test to find out if there is too much lead  in your child's blood. Most children should be screened starting at 12 to 15  months of age and should have follow up screening as recommended by their health  care practitioner.

High risk children who live or play in older housing,  have brothers, sisters or playmates with high levels or whose homes are  undergoing renovation should be screened starting at six months of age and should have follow up screening as well.

American Management Resources Corporation

Call us at:
(352) 495-8266

perryb@amrc-environmental.com
AMRC
5230 Clayton Ct.
Ft. Myers, Florida 33907

 We Service All of Florida and Tennessee

Whoever you choose to work for you be sure they are properly Certified. It protects you and your children.

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