Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
According to the US EPA, the leading cause of childhood lead poisoning is lead paint exposure. Although there is national focus on reducing lead paint hazards, especially for children; with up to 80% of all structures in the United States containing lead based paint, it is not a problem that can be solved quickly. Historical lead hazard reduction methods, e.g. encapsulation and removal, can be costly and may use caustic chemicals; alternative methods for lead poisoning prevention and limiting the impact of lead on young children are needed. To be most effective, these methods must be readily available, economical and easy to use.
ECOBOND LBP, LLC announced today that it has successfully developed an effective and easy to use lead poisoning prevention product to seal and treat lead paint hazards, and reduce relative lead bioavailability (the ability of the body to absorb lead). This product, ECOBOND® LBP, is based on the same ECOBOND® technology that has been used successfully for over a decade to treat lead and other metals in over 1,000,000 tons of solid waste.
ECOBOND® LBP is a patented specialty paint product that combines a high quality acrylic latex paint formula with natural lead treatment reagents and proprietary softeners and penetrators (to enhance adhesion and permeation) to form an easy to use (just paint it on!), safe, and environmentally protective product that seals and treats lead paint hazards. Specialty ECOBOND® phosphates combine with lead dust/paint to create a lead-phosphate mineral that reduces the ability to absorb lead into the blood stream, thereby reducing relative lead bioavailability.
Independent testing performed to US EPA-approved procedures for relative bioavailability of lead confirmed in multiple testing that a standard coating application of ECOBOND® LBP successfully reduced the bioavailability of lead-paint containing materials by up to 74%; thereby reducing the potential for childhood lead poisoning due to lead paint. (see test results at http://www.ecobondlbp.com/contractors/case-studies)