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Let's face it, most of us don't remember from high-school science classes that an acid has a pH of less than 7. But we all know that an acid is something that can dissolve substances; even metals. We understand that an acid is typically corrosive in nature. In other words, acids do damage, in a chemical way, to surfaces. The phrase, "acid rain" means more than just rain with acidic characteristics. Lead has been used in a variety of ways for centuries, from building materials to gasoline. Widespread use of this toxic substance, however, creates widespread health risks. According to the University of Maryland, lead poisoning is the oldest recorded occupational disease.

Acid rain can be dry!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines acid rain as, "any form of precipitation with acidic components, such as sulfuric or nitric acid that fall to the ground from the atmosphere in wet or dry forms. This can include rain, snow, fog, hail or even dust that is acidic." Along with its negative health effects on humans, acid rain can damage wildlife, plants, earth, water, and the structures on which it falls. 

Acid rain contributes to "weathering".

  • Dry acid rain is particularly detrimental to building surfaces. Acidic dust falls on structures and remains; doing exterior damage. The damage from acid rain is more than superficial. (ECOBOND ® products resist acid rain leaching up to 99% - EPA Method 1312)
  • It can mean compromised structural integrity due to physical threats such as corroded metal and damaged paint.
  • If structural metal or paint is lead-based, weathering can cause lead to enter the environment. Lead hazards require appropriate, regulatory intervention and resolution.
  • Damage from acid rain weathering can create an environment suitable for algae, mold, mildew, and fungus growth. These microbiological threats from water-damaged buildings can affect health and devalue property.

Seal out threats!

Are you looking for an approved, patented & economical solution to acid rain and its related damages and hazards? The ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® family of products meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) global standard D5590-00 for resistance to microbiological threats of mold, mildew, algae, fungus. The following performance test information is provided to help you understand how to measure the effectiveness of the ECOBOND™ products and includes links to the relevant test specifications.

Why Just Cover it- When You Can Treat it! Use our Patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® Formula! ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® seals and treats the lead and lead dust in lead-based paint. ECOBOND®, patented lead paint treatment technology, is the premier lead paint solution and surpasses all other lead paint products because it is the ONLY product on the market that seals as well as treats lead dust and lead in paint with a Patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® Formula.

While lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for adults, children are especially vulnerable. ECOBOND®, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.   

Lead paint removalEven decades after its discontinuance, lead paint is still a serious danger that impacts the lives of millions of people a year. That's why it is important for people like you to understand the differences between lead treatment and lead stripping product to provide commercial/industrial or residential projects with the lead paint protection that it deserves.

If you have lead paint, then you're already aware of the potential hazard it poses. You're also probably aware of the cost it takes to remove lead paint. If you're considering the options you have available, you're likely seeing lead paint treatment products, and lead paint stripping products. These are two very different things, and it's important to know which one you want before you make a purchase.

Lead Treatment Does Not Remove Lead Paint

Lead treatment products such as the ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® family of products are interesting because they don't remove lead from the paint, rather it converts it to a form that it is less leachable or mobile and therefore less hazardous to humans and the environment. This is very helpful on commercial projects where you need to protect workers from lead dust or have the lead paint affected materials prepped for disposal. As a result, the lead impacted waste treated with ECOBOND® does not have to be disposed of as hazardous. This saves time and money.

In residential projects, such as home remodeling in older homes, there is a possibility that children may have the potential of ingesting the lead-impacted paint chips and causing potentially serious health problems. ECOBOND® products help reduce lead bioavailability by up to 85% based on EPA 9200.1-86. This means that if ingested, the formula is designed to reduce the potential for relative lead bioavailability (lead absorbed into the bloodtream) by up to 85%.
In the new Lead Defender formula, Bitrex® creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest. Bitrex® is the bitterest substance known and is added to ECOBOND® to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially harmful materials. 

What's the Difference?

A lead based treatment doesn't remove the lead; but it provides a layer of protection that treats the underlying lead. For example, the lead paint sealant from Ecobond is a Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® application that is proven and patented to reduce lead hazards up to 95%. This proprietary formula provides maximum adherence to lead paint surfaces with an easily applied paint formula specially formulated softeners and penetrators. Just spray it on, brush it on, or roll it on.

For demolition projects, a commercial contractor faces extra considerations in dealing with the lead impacted waste. ECOBOND® Lead Defender® Pro provides the best professional grade quality latex paint to penetrate, bond, seal and treat existing lead paint applications and control the spread of airborne lead and renders lead non-hazardous for disposal.

Contrast that with lead paint stripping products. According to Paint Pro, a paint stripper is a product that's meant to soften the bond between paint and the underlying surface, making it easier to remove, and less likely to flake or dust in the process. Some manual scraping may still be required, but once a paint stripper has been allowed to do its work, removing the paint is easier, and simpler. But, “strippers are among the most dangerous chemicals you encounter in your line of work. Although the trend is toward newer solvents that are safer than methylene chloride, you must treat all strippers with respect.”

Choosing Between the Two

Between the two products, lead treatment products like ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® are typically less expensive. The lead treatment option is the preferred method for ease of use and lower overall cost. Additionally, lead strippers involve a more comprehensive multi-step process which may require additional scraping and prepping of the walls.

LeadDefender® has been proven in the marketplace for over 10 years; recently a comprehensive scientific study following US EPA test methods was conducted by an independent laboratory to validate LeadDefender®’s proven ability to seal and treat lead paint hazards under a wide variety of uses including 1) All-in-One Primer and Topcoat, 2) Primer + Name Brand Latex Topcoat, 3) Primer + Standard Epoxy Encapsulant, 4) Sealant and Treatment Prior to Demolition and Disposal, 5) Prior to Disposal.

Always read the product carefully, and make sure it does what you want it to do before you begin applying it. Otherwise you may find your project just became significantly more complicated and expensive.

To learn more, view our lead paint treatment video or download our free Industry Report: http://www.LeadPaintRemovalReport.com 

 

 

 

Enjoy Peace of Mind from the Dangers of Lead Paint When You Use Our Proven & Patented ECOBOND® Family of Products! Over the last 10 years, thousands of residential, commercial and governmental contractors became dissatisfied & frustrated with traditional costly lead paint removal products and made the decision to replace their old expensive encapsulant products. They found that when they started using ECOBOND® LBP’s uniquely patented ability to treat lead paint on interior and exterior surfaces, it gave them safer and lower-cost results with low odor, low VOC, quick-dry penetrating resin, firm anchorage and paint application compatibility. They can now treat lead based paint in a leave-on application; they appreciate that they don’t have to merely coat the lead paint, they can now treat the lead for improved safety! Did you know that the amount of lead that could be contained in a sugar package is enough to contaminate a 1,500 sf home? According to OSHA, workplace exposure is a major cause of adult lead poisoning and workers exposed to lead dust can inadvertently introduce lead to their homes and family from clothing, skin or shoes. Even very small amounts of lead can be hazardous for pregnant women and young children. LeadDefender® makes it easier to protect your workers, building occupants, and their families.

 

LeadDefender® SEALS AND TREATS LEAD DUST AND LEAD IN LEAD PAINT For use as interior or exterior paint, primer and sealant Eliminates up to 99% airborne lead dust Seals and treats chipping/peeling lead paint prior to component removal Seals and treats lead in lead paint to leave in place or for non-hazardous waste disposal LeadDefender® IS PROVEN AND PATENTED TO REDUCE LEAD HAZARDS UP TO 95% Patented formula chemically converts lead in lead paint and lead dust to provide long term stabilization for non-hazardous disposal LeadDefender® PROVIDES MAXIMUM ADHERENCE TO LEAD PAINT SURFACES Easily applied paint formula – Spray it on, Brush it on, or Roll it on Specially formulated softeners and penetrators to maximize surface adherence

 

lead paint abatementPatented lead paint treatment technology ECOBOND® - Lead Defender®, is the premier lead paint solution used to seal and treat lead paint in a Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® 1-step process.

ECOBOND®, LLC is proud to announce their newest distributor, Mission Hills Environmental Services Inc. who has been working in Canada on Abatement projects for several years primarily with demolition contractors in abating residential and commercial buildings prior to demolition.

When asked why they decided to become an ECOBOND Distributor, Senior Project Manager Bill Ferguson, replied: “I personally have been involved in the abatement and remediation of contaminated sites in Canada for some thirty (30) years, and have seen may changes and new technologies emerge in all of aspects of contaminated sites remediation in Canada over this time.  In dealing with the issue of lead in paint, I was very interested and impressed when I learned of the new ECOBOND Lead Defender products. Traditional methods of dealing with lead in paint can be extremely expensive to deal with, especially in northern remote areas were the hazardous waste disposal costs can make a project cost prohibitive to many clients. The treatment method using this product will greatly assist Canadian clients in dealing effectively with the issue of lead in paint and a Canadian distributor will make the accessibility of this product much easier for Canadians.  Workers’ safety, environmental compliance and cost effectiveness are key requirements for any company and using the ECOBOND products will greatly assist Canadian companies in dealing more effectively with these business requirements.  If I can help provide a new work-safe environmental product, service or technology to improve Canadians overall Health, Safety and Environment, count me in!”

“We are so excited about the increased interest in Canadian distributors for our proven & patented ECOBOND® family of products with lead paint treatment technology” stated James Barthel, President and creator of ECOBOND®. We look forward to serving these regions to help keep residential and commercial projects safe from the potential dangers of lead and lead dust.”

ECOBOND®, patented lead paint treatment technology, is the premier lead paint solution and surpasses all other lead paint products because it is the ONLY product on the market that seals as well as treats lead dust and lead in paint. While lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for adults, children are especially vulnerable. The new ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® formula, now includes Bitrex® a bitter-tasting additive to discourage oral contact! Bitrex® creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest.

ECOBOND®, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.

PROTECTING SEATS OF HISTORY

benches-sunset.jpgThe Vineyard Gazette reported on April 18, 2016:

 

“In 1896, when the recently organized Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association needed chairs to augment the wooden benches in its grand new Tabernacle, members turned to the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. Right there, on page 642, below the Sears tag line of the day, “Cheapest Supply House on Earth,” was a sturdy, plain wooden model, at a cost of 60 cents. They bought hundreds of them.

 

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Today most of those chairs are still at the historic Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, chipped, scratched, cracked and many times repaired. So are the benches.”

The application for funding stated:

“There are few items on the Island that have touched the lives of Islanders since 1846 and still exist today. The benches of the Tabernacle are one of those items. Few, if any, long-term residents of Martha’s Vineyard have not sat on those benches. Indeed, their grandparents and great grandparents have sat on those same benches at musicals, performances, graduations, community sings, national celebrations, and memorials.”

 

Challenges:

It would be less expensive to simply replace the chairs and benches, but that didn’t seem right to leaders at the camp meeting association. “When you’ve got something that old, yes it’s more expensive to repair,” said Ron MacLaren, outgoing executive director of association. “We have a tendency when we do that to lose part of that heritage. Once you replace them all with replicas, it’s not the same. It’s a replica.”

 

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Rick Huss, Co-Chair for the Tabernacle Restoration at Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, said he takes pride and pleasure in working on a part of history. “Historic is the way to go, but historic costs, the restoration project will include testing for lead paint, a complicated process that also adds to the cost.” Mr. Huss said.

 

How the Product Helped:

This is the Tabernacle restoration project that your product was used on, the project went well for the process used in the restoration of the historic benches that were treated with your exceptional product.

The benches have been around since 1845 and have been painted many times and I chose to use your product during the restoration to protect the safety of the people and environment. Thousands of people will be using and sitting on these benches for years to come. With all the people that will now be using the area I feel real confident that we as an organization have done what we can to protect the public from the exposure to lead paint dust, chips, etc. Thank you all for your help!

Rick Huss

Co-Chair-Tabernacle Restoration
Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

 

Results:

The MV Times reported on June 14, 2017 that the benches at the Tabernacle are ready for events.

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ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® is specially formulated for residential or professional use with patented lead treatment reagents, paint penetrators, softeners and the best professional grade quality latex paint to penetrate, bond, seal and treat existing lead paint applications and control the spread of airborne lead while providing advanced human bioavailability reduction.

ECOBOND®, patented lead paint treatment technology, is the premier lead paint solution and surpasses all other lead paint products because it is the ONLY product on the market that seals as well as treats lead dust and lead in paint with a Patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® Formula. While lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for adults, children are especially vulnerable. ECOBOND®, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.

ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® recently announced new research confirming the efficacy of lead treatment protocols with demonstrated benefits by third party validation of a novel, low cost Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment (LCST). This treatment effectively treats and seals lead contaminated surfaces; thereby mitigating the potential for lead exposure hazards to humans and the environment. To download the full Technical paper titled: “Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment”, visit www.LeadTreatment.com

 

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Enjoy Peace of Mind from the Dangers of Lead Paint When You Use Our Proven & Patented ECOBOND® Family of Products!

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