6640 Signat Rd
Houston, Texas 77041
Phone (713) 466 6800
Phone (800) 736 9205
Fax (713) 466 4234
LEAD BASED PAINT ~ WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range
of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are
most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly.
Research suggests that the primary sources of lead exposure for most children are:
- deteriorating lead-based paint,
- lead contaminated dust, and
- lead contaminated residential soil.
• Lead is even more dangerous to children than adults because:
o Babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths. These objects can have lead dust on
o Children's growing bodies absorb more lead.
o Children's brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.
• If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:
o Damage to the brain and nervous system
o Behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity)
o Slowed growth
o Hearing problems
• Lead is also harmful to adults. Adults can suffer from:
o Difficulties during pregnancy
o Other reproductive problems (in both men and women)
o High blood pressure
o Digestive problems
o Nerve disorders
o Memory and concentration problems
o Muscle and joint pain
Did you know the following facts about lead?
FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born.
FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.
FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips containing lead.
FACT: You have many options for reducing lead hazards. In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a
FACT: Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family.
What Can Be Done?
Lead abatement refers to the process of removing or minimizing the health hazards of lead based paint in or outside a
building through a number of prescribed actions including removal, enclosure, encapsulation or an operations and
maintenance plan. AAR Incorporated has safely abated lead in structures for years. We are accredited and licensed to
perform abatement, transportation, and disposal of lead in Texas and Louisiana. We can assist you in safely resolving
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Short Sample Client List
• The Houston Chronicle
• Baker Hughes
• City of Austin
• City of Houston
• Houston I.S.D.
• Texas A&M University
• University of Texas
• Port of Freeport
6640 Signat Rd, Houston, Texas 77041
Phone 713) 466 6800 Phone (800)736 9205
Fax (713) 466 4234