Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fact of the Day: Evil Paint

For a long time including in the 20th century, lead-based paint was commonly used. However lead is very toxic, and because of its hazard to health; the federal government stopped the use of lead-paint in the United States in 1978. Today most of them are often either oil-based or latex-based paint. 

14 comments:

  1. I bet no one even makes lead-based paint any more except in China where they have no safety standards about anything, judging from the news about all the hazardous products they pump out.

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  2. I've used lead based paint a lot prior to the 70's. We didn't realize how dangerous it was.

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  3. When I was a kid, this was all around us. Thank goodness it's all gone. I love latex-based paint. Easy to apply. Easy to clean up afterwards.

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  4. It can still br a problem in older homes today.

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  5. My house was built in the seventies, i hope that the pain doesn' t contain any lead!

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  6. I live in an older house. Scary!

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  7. Our last house was a hundred years old and we had to sign a paper stating that we understood there was lead paint on the premises.

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  8. Glad I avoided that, although I think my last crummy apt had it, the place was ancient, there was newspaper from 1940's in the wall lol

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  9. Gosh I didn't know that! Living in the EU means that we have a ton of things that are banned - we're not even allowed certain drinks from the US as they have too many E numbers etc!

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  10. I think that we still have asbestos roofs in my country :)

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  11. I need my entire house inside painted, but would not want to use this. Great and interesting fact.

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  12. Yeah, this genuinely made people sick, and often they could only be 'cured' by leaving their house...

    -Kati

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