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.
- 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.
- 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.