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Lead is a Common Pollutant

Posted on October 21, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we would like to educate our readers on how lead can be a pollutant. As a strong advocate for clean air we want our readers and future clients to learn how different pollutants can affect the air quality inside your environment. In this case we will talk about lead. Lead is one of the top six common pollutants that can be found in the environment.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency, different states, and local agencies, track and monitor the levels of lead. Under the Clean Air Duct, the EPA is able to set a ¬†standard where these type of agencies can monitor and analyze the levels of lead. According to the EPA, “Nationally, average lead concentrations decreased dramatically after EPA’s regulations reduced the lead content in on-road motor vehicle gasoline.” This is great news, because the more people become aware of the dangers of lead the more the levels of lead will decrease. Below is an example of how much lead has increased throughout a time period of twenty two years. This¬†link will also provide you with a great tool that shows you the local trends of in lead levels throughout the country.

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Even though lead has decreased through out the years, lead can still be found in many products and in several materials. High exposure of lead can cause many major health threats and can be a health hazard. At AirTek we are strong advocates of caring for the environment and caring about the air quality in different environments. We focus on achieving a cleaner, healthier, and more energy efficient indoor environment. Visit our main website to learn about the different air solution we can provide for you.

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