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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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.

bj said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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.

Christine said...

It can still br a problem in older homes today.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

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

Dana said...

I live in an older house. Scary!

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Winnie said...

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!

Sakuranko said...

Oh wow very interesting fact!
xx

DEZMOND said...

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

LV said...

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

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Theresa Mahoney said...

That lead is nasty stuff!