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Simonton Windows, a Lifetime Founding Sponsor of the Lead Safe America Foundation, has expanded its support for lead safety by sponsoring a series of short online videos for the Foundation, which highlight lead-poisoning prevention solutions for families.
“The week of March 17-23, 2013, is the ideal time for homeowners to learn more about possible poison exposure from lead-based paint and finishes that were originally used in older homes,” said Gary Pember, VP marketing for Simonton Windows. “Childhood lead poisoning can cause permanent brain damage and I.Q. loss, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum symptoms and a long list of other serious health issues."
Simonton has a “Get the Lead Out” campaign, which includes a special website at simonton.com/leadsafe.
“During this designated week we encourage people to reassess their homes for any potential poison risks, including lead hazards. For example, when it comes time to replace some older windows, lead paint can be disturbed, creating dangerous lead dust hazards.”
The announcement shortly follows the introduction of legislation in the Senate -- The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013, described as a step toward easing the burden of lead regulations lumberyards.