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The Virginia Defective Product Lawyer: Lead Poisoning

January 21, 2013 by The Parrish Law Firm

Virginia defective products can sometimes contain toxins that can cause serious damage to you or your family’s health. Today, Parrish Law Firm, PLLC takes a look at a common toxin that could be found in defective products: lead.

The Facts

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 4 million households are being exposed to lead.
  • Around 1.5 million children ages 1-5 have blood lead levels higher than the CDC recommended safe level
  • Children under the age of 6 are most at risk of lead exposure.
  • Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the most common sources of lead poisoning; lead-based paint has been found in some children’s toys.

Prevention Tips

  • Regularly wash children’s hands and toys.
  • Pay attention to product recalls. Companies may discover a toxin in their product after it hits the shelves and advise the consumer to return or dispose of the item.
  • Avoid using cosmetics that may contain lead.
  • Wet-mop floors on a regular basis. Household dust is a major source of lead, and regular dusting and mopping can make sure the dust does not accumulate.

If a defective product has resulted in the suffering of you or a loved one, contact us today. We work hard to get you fair compensation. Call us at 703-906-4229 or fill out a free case consultation.

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