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Lead poisoning: You can fight for compensation after exposure

  • 01
  • June
    2017

It is common knowledge that lead poisoning can lead to death. Exposure, which can happen in a number of ways, is extremely dangerous, even when it is over a short time. Inorganic lead is a blue-gray, heavy metal. It occurs naturally on the Earth, and you come across it often. It's used in lead-acid batteries, in fishing weights and in some ceramic glazes.

In 1977, lead was banned from being used in paints that would be used in public buildings and homes. At that time, the pigments' and paints' toxicity due to lead was only a concern, but today it's known that it's extremely dangerous.

When exposed to lead, it enters the body through ingestion or inhalation. For example, if a young child stands against a window with chipping lead paint and places it in his or her mouth, then that child would be exposed to lead. Adults tend to be exposed in the workplace when they breathe in fumes that contain lead.

Some common side effects of lead toxicity include gastrointestinal discomfort, anemia, neurological effects and kidney disease. It's believed that around 804,000 workers in the general industry and 838,000 employees in the construction industry have been exposed to lead as a result of their jobs.

As a construction worker, you know you could be exposed to lead. If you suffer the symptoms and discover you have been poisoned, you can seek out compensation. Our website has more information on the steps you need to take next to make sure you receive the money you deserve for your injuries.

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