Thursday, 11 June 2015

Don't Forget Fido & Fluffy; Protect Your Pets From Lead Paint Proximity Contamination

Don't Forget Fido & Fluffy; Protect Your Pets From Lead Paint Proximity Contamination When handling a lead paint problem in your home or yard, it's expected to form a plan of action with the well-being of yourself and your family in mind. However, many people often forget to consider the comfort and safety of their four legged family members. Many people aren't aware, but dogs and cats alike can suffer from lead poisoning. The poisoning can come from both long-term exposure and immediate exposure to concentrated amounts of lead. The symptoms for both dogs and cats are much the same, and include;
  • Blindness
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Lethargy
  • Anxiety
  • Poor Appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Muscle Weakness
While you figure the old porch out back which was built and painted with lead white back in '68 isn't a huge threat to your family, it could very well pose a large threat to your pets. Every time someone or something walks on, brushes against, or generally comes in contact with the lead paint surface it generates tiny particles of lead paint dust. This dust can then hitch a ride on a light breeze and find their way into your pet's food and water dishes. This process is known as proximity contamination. By now, your entire yard may be contaminated with lead. How many times a day does Fido or Fluffy go out into the yard? How much lead are they being exposed to through paw to soil contact, or ingestion? Plus, larger lead paint chips may be eaten by the pet because of their sweet smell and taste. Don't put your family or your pets at risk. Even though that old shed, porch, or room in your home may not seem threatening, it may contain enough lead to thoroughly contaminate your entire home and yard. So, what can you do to properly treat and seal away the dangerous lead? Use ECOBOND® of course! ECOBOND® is a blend of our patented lead-neutralizing formula, paint softeners and penetrants mixed with top-quality acrylic latex paint. ECOBOND® is the only product of its kind which both seals and treats lead paint, reducing the hazards of lead poisoning by up to 95%. Additionally, ECOBOND® is;
  • Mold And Mildew Resistant
  • Flame Resistant
  • Low Cost
  • Suitable For Interior And Exterior Use
  • Guaranteed For Maximum Adherence To Over 1,000 Surfaces
  • Readily Tintable
  • Pre-Texturized
So now you may be thinking, "If it does all of that, it must be difficult to apply or require a team for installation." Not at all! ECOBOND® goes on just like regular paint with a brush, a roller, or a spraying system….and it cleans up easily with just water. ECOBOND® lets homeowners take a Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® approach to treating the lead paint in and around their homes. Plus, if you do decide in the future to remove the paint entirely, ECOBOND® will have vastly improved the safety of the workers and your family by almost eliminating the hazard within the lead paint. If you would like to know more about the dangers of proximity contamination via lead paint, we invite you to visit our webpage.

You may also contact us directly with questions you may not have found answers to on our webpage. We look forward to hearing from you!

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