Lead based paint has been researched since the early 1900s. While its benefits have been catalogued for a long time now, the list of harmful effects continues to grow. Below are three harmful effects of lead based paint.
1. Nervous system damage – Once the lead dust enters your system, it has been known to cause nervous system damage and failure, blocking the body’s communication pathways.
2. Kidney failure – Deteriorated lead based paint has been known to cause severe kidney damage, and in some cases kidney failure.
3. Stunted development – Lead based paint is of particular danger when children are involved. Because they spend more time playing around the floor and near walls, where lead dust collects, they are more likely to suffer harmful side effects, such as stunted development.