Thursday, 30 April 2015

Keep Lead Out Of Your Lawn Parties This Summer With ECOBOND®

Is your old deck or garden shed painted with lead paint? If so, it could be posing a serious threat to you, your family, and anyone who happens to stop by your cook-out party. "How so?" you may ask. Well, lead paint is definitely still a threat even if no one goes near the offending shed or deck through a process known as proximity contamination.By definition, proximity contamination occurs when lead paint chips or other particles find their way into the soil or groundwater of an area. In fact, the EPA has stated that an amount of lead dust equal to that of asugar packet is enough to thoroughly contaminate an area one-third the size of a football field. Furthermore, it only takes a lead dust particle the size of a grain of sand to poison a small child.But lead dust is only created during the demolition or renovation of the structure, right? Not exactly. Even opening and closing the doors or windows to a structure coated with lead paint is enough to generate sufficient amounts of lead dust.So imagine this; you go into your old shed to pull out the barbeque for a little summertime lawn party. You're grilling burgers; the kids are in the pool or playing with the dog. Unfortunately now you have an unwanted guest, lead dust. Just from retrieving your grill or opening the windows or disturbing the paint in any way you're running the risk of these lead particles contaminating the soil, the pool water, uncovered drinks, the food, and the air. Luckily, there's a way you can neutralize the dangers from your old shed or other structure painted with lead paint which does not require a team clad in Hazmat suits or the demolition of the entire building. You can simply paint over the lead paint and seal it with ECOBOND®. ECOBOND® is the only lead paint treatment of its kind which;
  • Seals the lead paint beneath.
  • Penetrates and neutralizes the lead particles within the old paint.
  • Can be tinted with colors without compromising effectiveness.
  • Is fire, mold, and mildew resistant.
  • Seals and neutralizes lead dust.
  • Requires no special training or application process.
By applying ECOBOND® to the lead paint in your yard or home, you are effectively sealing the lead beneath as well as neutralizing 95% of the hazard associated with the exposure to lead based paint. Plus, proximity contamination will no longer be an issue as ECOBOND® treats and reduces the generation of lead dust by up to 99%.Our product is rigorously tested by both our in-house testing laboratory as well as by a third-party testing facility to assure our customers that our product performs like we say it does. Without a doubt, ECOBOND® is the most effective and easiest to use product available for the total encapsulating and neutralization of dangerous lead paints.If you would like to know more about our ECOBOND® system, we invite you to visit our website. Additionally, you may contact us with any questions or comments you may have about this article.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Safely Treating Lead Based Paint With ECOBOND® Lead Paint Treatment

If your home or other building was constructed before 1978, it's possible the home was painted with some form of lead paint. Paints which contained lead-derived pigments were popular in the US up until 1978 when they were banned from household use.Lead based paints were banned because they were deemed to be highly toxic. Ingestion or inhalation of the lead dust or chips can result in serious neurological damage, as well as reproductive harm. Additionally, lead is likely to be a carcinogen. It's for these reasons that removal or work on homes and buildings with lead based paint can be extremely dangerous. Up until now it was not recommended to remove or alter the paint on your own. However, with the use of EcoBond, it can now be a reality.EcoBond contains high-tech paint softeners and penetrants which maximize adhesion, as well as help to neutralize the lead within the old paint.

EcoBond is the only known product which can both treat and reduce lead dust by up to 99%, as well as reducing lead poisoning hazards by 95%. You can paint it and leave it, as EcoBond not only treats and seals lead but is also mold, mildew, and fire resistant. Alternatively, you can go forward with a lead-safe removal plan.Does this mean you can perform lead paint removal at home, without following safety guidelines after using EcoBond? No. We firmly believe in safe lead handling practices even when our product is used. However, purchasing and applying EcoBond is a safe and effective way you can neutralize the lead paint in your home yourself, without requiring total removal.EcoBond technology isn't just for treating lead paint. It can also be added to paint chips and other materials containing heavy metals to neutralize them and make them safer for those who work with and around them on a daily basis. If you would like to learn more about what EcoBond can do for your home as well as the environment, we invite you to visit our website.
There, you can view a free industry report with all the facts and answers about EcoBond you need to know.ECOBOND® LBP, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 14 years of proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products has been extensively used throughout the US and internationally in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Urban Gardens in Danger From Proximity Contamination

Proximity Contamination is a major problem for gardens in urban areas. Contamination occurs when lead dust and chips move through the air and settle in the proximity. Contaminated soil can produce crops that are dangerous to consume. Although lead is naturally present in all soil, it is usually found in low levels (10-30 ppm). Levels found in urban areas are often much higher, ranging from 100ppm-1000ppm. Proximity contamination stems from many sources:
  • paint chips from older buildings (loosened by chipping, blasting, and peeling)
  • leaded gasoline combustion
  • scrap disposal containing lead - pipes, roofing, batteries
  • tire and vehicle debris
Urban areas are at a higher risk for proximity contamination because of the abundance of highly traveled roads, old buildings, and industrial buildings. Gabriel Filipelli, Ph.D., (earth sciences professor and international leader in the field of medical geology) advises that people study maps of their area and determine potential risks before they garden. Soil can also be tested, and the following guidelines should be used:
  • For levels below 200ppm (no or low-level risk), crops can be planted, but gardeners should use a high phosphate fertilizer.
  • For levels between 200ppm -500ppm (medium risk), ground soil should be covered, and crops planted in raised beds. Mulch should be placed between beds to reduce the risk of contamination from ground soil.
  • For levels over 500ppm (high risk), extreme caution is required due to likely pollutants from both the ground and air. While fruit trees may be safe, root plants require extreme care. Raised plant beds are a must, and mulching between beds and 10 feet around the perimeter of the garden is essential.
Proximity contamination is a serious problem for gardeners. Many Americans are working hard to live a healthier lifestyle, and embracing the idea of growing their own produce to avoid pesticides and chemicals found in grocery store fruits and vegetables. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about protecting your family from lead hazards.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

What Do You Do With Lead Paint Hazardous Waste?

Lead paint hazardous waste is of concern to everyone, and we are all exposed to is as we frequent buildings, homes and landmarks built before 1978. Since the Clean Air Act of 1970, solutions have been sought to prevent exposure from the toxic effects of the lead-based products that coated walls, fueled machinery and used fossil-fuel based materials. Anyone who has ever leased, rented or acquired a residential or commercial space built before 1978 is aware of the Section 1018 Federal regulation: The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure rule, which provides for protection from lead exposure. Non-professionals undertaking a clean up effort of such hazardous materials will find that this can be a daunting task.ECOBOND® LBP products provide safe and effective ways to cover AND TREAT dangerous lead paint residue, but if you've moved towards lead abatement projects in structures, you've probably asked yourself what is the best way to rid yourself of the waste? New developments in EPA regulations are providing affordable solutions to tackle this problem. Particularly HUD and EPA initiatives are facilitating previously restricted dumping of hazardous materials. One act involves the EPA redefining the "municipal solid waste landfill unit" from "construction and demolition (CD) landfills" in an effort to accept residential lead-based paint waste. The revision's final rule will "expressly allow residential lead-based paint waste that is exempted from the hazardous waste management requirements as household waste to be disposed of in construction and demolition landfills." It states that "a construction and demolition landfill accepting residential lead-based paint waste, and no other household waste, is not a municipal solid waste landfill unit." This is a more cost-effective solution for home-buyers renovating a fix-up home, who have found construction land-fills to be more costly in fees related to dumping of hazardous materials. For a list of landfills that accept hazardous materials view thislink. For more information, take a look at our blog for tips and support in the sensitive steps to ridding our surroundings of this dangerous hazard. It is important to adhere to Federal guidelines in lead abatement due to the toxicity and dangers these materials pose to the air, water and their environmental impact.Contact us to learn of our tried and tested products which will provide the effective solution to cover lead paint hazards that will need to be painted over in the instances of difficult removal.